Level One Latin

This course is offered as part of the Summer Latin Program at the Centre for Medieval Studies. For other Summer Courses, see Beginning Latin and Latin Level Two.


23 May - 29 June 2023 
90-minute sessions
Monday through Friday
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*In person at Lillian Massey,

Note: the University will be closed on Monday 22 May and Friday 30 June.

The TA will be available regularly for regular consultation. This course prepares students to sit our Level One exam in September. Readings encompass Latin texts of various periods, countries of origin, and disciplinary interest, with emphasis on close grammatical commentary and analysis, and with some opportunity for supervised translation of sight passages. (Selected texts might typically include the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth, the Gesta Romanorum, the Vulgate Bible, Apollonius of Tyre, and others of similar difficulty.) After dedicated study in this course, a student who has scored 50% or more in the April examination is expected to have a good chance of passing the Level One examination in September. The class presupposes a basic knowledge of the elements of Latin (declensions and conjugations, some vocabulary, and prior exposure to complex syntax) as laid out in an introductory course.

Review Session

9 May – 19 May 2023
Tuesday through Friday
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Prior to the Level One Latin course we will offer a two-week intensive grammar review open at no extra charge to those who register for the Level One Latin course. We strongly recommend you arrive early for this review if you’re concerned that your grasp of grammar is shaky, or if you receive a score of under 50% on the April Level One Latin exam.

Enrolment Restriction

To register, a minimum mark of 30% on the April Level One Latin Exam is required. A mark below that might indicate you’d be better off in the Beginning Latin course. A mark below 50% suggests you should arrive early for the intensive grammar review as described above.

Further Information