The Latin section offers semester-long courses on a regular basis (basic courses and specialised courses), as well as short-term paid courses under lifelong learning (CŽV).
All courses including annotations and specific requirements for the courses on offer, as well as basic study materials and other information are listed in the SIS.
Basic course levels range from beginner (Latin. Course I), to Lower Intermediate (Latin. Course II), to Intermediate (Latin. Course III).
The basic courses serve as a preparation for the Exam ZK-. (In tandem with a follow-up specialised reading course /see below/, the courses also help students prepare for the Exam ZK+.) The aim of the courses is to provide gradual introduction to pronunciation, grammar, and basic vocabulary, with a focus on reading comprehension.
Basic courses typically consist of a single 90-minute session a week, meaning extensive self-study is required.
Parallel courses, which consist of two 90-minute sessions a week, focus more on practising the subject matter and reading texts; the amount of subject matter covered is identical.
The newly introduced “Additional Reading and Exercise” course serves to support students of Latin Courses I, II, III, aiming to provide students with more opportunities to practise and translate Latin texts.
Credit (3 credits) is awarded for regular attendance, active participation in class, and completing the tasks assigned (mid-semester tests, final test).
Additional practise tests are available in Moodle. For the registration password, contact one of the Latin teachers.
Specialised courses focus on reading academic Latin texts (advanced level) covering general cultural history, history, philosophy, musicology, linguistics, etc., with an emphasis on Latin texts written in the Czech lands.
The courses serve as preparation for the exam ZK+. Some specialised courses do not open every semester, and students are advised to refer to the updated timetable.
The courses consist of a single 90-minute session a week, meaning extensive self-study is required.
Credit (3 credits) is awarded for regular attendance, active participation in class, and completing the tasks assigned.
Latin for Romance Language students is a compulsory basic subject-area course spanning two semesters, with levels ranging from beginner to intermediate.
Courses Taught in English
Focusing on the basics of Latin and reading simple texts, the courses taught in English are especially suitable for Erasmus students and those participating in other international programmes.
The Exam (3 credits) is awarded for regular attendance, active participation in class, and completing the tasks assigned.
Instructions for course registration
The exams test language competence with a focus on reading comprehension. Basic as well as specialised courses serve as exam preparation; however, you are not required to participate in the courses to take the exam.
Students are advised to select the exam type according to their study plan. Focusing on more complex grammatical and syntactic structures, the exam ZK+ is more difficult as a broader range of skills is tested and more self-study reading is required, the content of which is altered before each examination period. In the 2020 summer semester, every student is free to choose a corpus according to their major and/or preference (the general corpus; the philosophical corpus; and the historic corpus).
Specific requirements for individual exams, recommended reading, and other references are listed in the SIS.
Instructions for exam registration.
Sample tests for the ZK+ and ZK- exams are available in Moodle.
The Language Centre can arrange courses under the lifelong learning programme (CŽV) for students of the Faculty of Arts and other CU faculties, as well as the general public, provided enough people are interested. If you are considering registration, please contact Šimon Dittrich (email@example.com).