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Latin - intermediate group

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Course ID: 4018-LEK-L1 Erasmus code / ISCED: 09.002 / (0231) Language acquisition
Course title: Latin - intermediate group Name in Polish: Język łaciński - gr. średniozaawansowana
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

foreign languages

Short description:

Continued learning of Latin at the intermediate level (grammar, syntax, vocabulary) with emphasis on word formation, especially in terms of the presence of Latin in contemporary languages.

Full description:

The classes aim to teach students to understand simple Latin texts by classical authors, show them the huge impact of Latin on contemporary languages (especially the Romance languages), and expand their knowledge on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. The classes constitute stage two out of three in elementary learning of Latin.

I. During the classes students will expand their knowledge of Latin inflection and syntax as well as increasing the vocabulary needed for further linguistic studies, and will expand their knowledge on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.

II. Planned grammatical material:

- supinum, participium perfecti passivi, participium futuri activi,

- indicativus perfecti, plusquamperfecti, futuri II passivi, infinitivus perfecti passivi, futuri activi and passivi

- verba deponentia

- the ACI structure (perfectum passivi, futurum activi and passivi)

- ablativus absolutus

- coniugatio periphrastica passiva

- coniugatio periphrastica activa

- the NCI structure in all the tenses and both voices

- the functions of the cases: dativus auctoris, ablativus instrumenti, ablativus rei efficientis

- pronouns (indicative continued, indefinite), pronominal adjectives

- syntax of place names

- geographical names

- reading Latin texts appropriate for the students’ skills



1. Podręcznik (skrypt) wybrany przez prowadzącego zajęcia.

2. Słownik łacińsko―polski, oprac. K. Kumaniecki, Warszawa 1990 lub Mały słownik łacińsko―polski, red. nauk. J. Korpanty, Warszawa 2003.

3. Wielewski M., Krótka gramatyka języka łacińskiego, Warszawa 1986 lub Wikarjak J., Gramatyka opisowa języka łacińskiego, Warszawa 1978.


Grimal P., Słownik mitologii greckiej i rzymskiej, Wrocław 1987.

Kalinkowski S., Aurea Dicta t. I, II, Warszawa 2001.

Kopaliński W., Słownik mitów i tradycji kultury, Warszawa 1993.

Korolko M., Słownik kultury śródziemnomorskiej w Polsce, Warszawa 2004.

Mała encyklopedia kultury antycznej, red. Z. Piszczek, Warszawa 1983.

Learning outcomes:


- in-depth knowledge on the structures and vocabulary of ancient Latin


- conducting a comparative analysis of selected Latin and Polish grammatical phenomena

- translating simple source texts from Latin to Polish

Social competences:

- being able to work in a team and assume different roles within it; elementary organizational skills

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Students’ active participation in classes may (or may not) be rewarded with a very good mark; regarding tests during the course, to receive a pass mark students have to obtain at least 60% of the points.

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