Sermo – Latin as a Living Language

Sermo: Lingua Latina Viva

This is a Latin Language Course that follows the Natural Method in an active way. The Live online sessions, along with the academic resources, are designed to help students acquire the autonomy and confidence that will allow them to read and understand the Latin Classical Literature.

The Level of this course is “Advanced Beginners”. It fits great for people with some previous knowledge of the Latin Language, as well as those who have just some knowledge of the grammar and the vocabulary but would like to speed their learning by speaking. For those interested in “Absolute Beginners”, Sermo is interested in organizing a separate course, so just let us know!

The main areas to study will be the following:

1.- Fundamental expressions to start speaking: In this block we will develop some basic conversational skills such as how to greet, introduce oneself, mantain a simple conversation and how to respond to basic commands.

2.- First readings and basic grammar: In this chapter we will continue speaking and communicating with each other but we will also read the first chapters of Oerberg’s book Familia Romana, we will learn how to use those grammar skills to communicate.

3.- Short stories: In this chapter we will use the acquired grammar and vocabulary to create short tales in Latin and to describe different characters. We will also learn some myths that were very important to the Roman culture.

Course Content

Total learning: 6 lessons Time: 11 weeks
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  • Fundamental expressions  0/3

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Adriana Caballer grew up in Valencia, Spain, where she learned to speak Latin in her local high school La Morería. Later she attended two summers the courses in the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome and after that she started her studies on Classical Philology in the Universidad de València. She stayed in Thessaloniki for one year and once she graduated she took a Master’s degree on Latin poetry in Madrid, with a disertation on Ovid’s Heroides. She is currently studying a Master on pedagogy.