Latin in Fifty Lessons
Hello! My name is Sr Tamsin Mary Geach. I am a Dominican Sister who teaches Latin. I have a degree in Classics from Oxford University and have been teaching for the last twenty years. My students have ranged in age between eight and eighty. I love to teach and my students love to learn from me! My approach includes traditional grammar learning, songs and interactive activities. I aim to have my students beginning to read real Latin texts within three months of the start of the course.
Latin in 50 Lessons? Really?
A lot depends on your commitment. Most students I have taught have become able to read the Gospel in Latin, and to read the Fathers and doctors of the Church, as well as some Classical authors. By the end of the ten-session module for beginners, you should expect to have looked at some Gospel texts. By the end of two modules this will have continued, and you may have looked at some other liturgical texts and be beginning to understand how Latin grammar works in a real context. If you continue to do intermediate and advanced, modules 3-5, you should expect to be tackling St Thomas, and some Classical texts. This would be in five modules of ten lessons each. Fifty lessons!
Do I teach children as well as adults?
I do! I teach 11-15 year-olds, but I do not do exam preparation.
Discipulus: Quid hoc est, sapere?
Magister: Intelligere recte,
et eloqui recte