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Course overview

View or print a Latin language brochure (PDF 12 MB)

Stage 5

The Stage 5 Year 9 and 10 courses in Latin are based on the Oxford Latin Course, a course particularly suited for Distance Education. Students study 32 modules of work for Year 9 and 32 modules of work in Year 10 to be completed on a weekly basis. In Years 9 and 10, students will access the course via the NSW School of Languages e-learning site Canvas. Students study both the language and the culture of Roman Civilization.

Students will have a regular weekly speaking lesson with their teacher to practise their pronunciation and to seek further assistance and support from their teacher. Work is submitted via a Google Doc issued by the teacher. The same Google Doc is also used by the Latin teacher as a virtual whiteboard when conducting lessons in real-time.

Note: A face-to-face lesson day is scheduled once a term onsite at NSL in Petersham. Relevant information is distributed to students and their home schools ahead of the lesson day.

Stage 6

Latin Continuers

The Stage 6 Latin Continuers course is produced for Distance Education by NSW School of Languages. The Preliminary course consists of 24 modules of work and the HSC course consists of 32 modules of work. It is delivered online via the Canvas learning platform. Students complete the coursework in the modules on a weekly basis which include excerpts from the prescribed texts, one of poetry and one of prose.

The development of students’ translation and interpretation skills is supported by the Prescribed Text Study Assignments. Students complement their online written work with a weekly speaking lesson in which they practise their pronunciation as well as receive immediate feedback and support in their learning from their teacher.

The online course is complemented by a face-to-face lesson day once every term. Students attend NSL to meet each other and their teacher and to learn together via a range of specially designed learning activities.

Syllabuses (from NESA)

Go to the NESA syllabus downloads page for more information on the syllabus:

Stage 5 Latin Syllabus

Stage 6 Latin Syllabus