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About the Cambridge Latin Course

1. What is the Cambridge Latin Course?
The Cambridge Latin Course consists of five books designed to take students from beginners' level up to, and beyond, GCSE standard. Each book teaches the Latin language, complemented by information on Roman culture and civilisation.

2. What are the aims of the Cambridge Latin Course?
The course has two main aims. The first is to teach comprehension of the Latin language for reading purposes. The second is to develop from the outset an understanding of the content, style and values of Roman civilisation. The Course presents language not as an end in itself, but as a means of gaining access to literature and to the culture from which it springs.

3. Why should I study the Cambridge Latin Course?
Our independent learners have joined the course for a variety of reasons. You may always have wished to study Latin and not had the opportunity to do so before. You may also wish to take up Latin, having done it at school and enjoyed it, or because you want to get a better understanding of English vocabulary. You may also be interested in the civilisation aspects of it. Whatever your reason, the study of Latin and the Roman World is both interesting and enjoyable!

4. How far through the Cambridge Latin Course can I go as an Independent Learner?
We currently offer independent learners' courses through each of Books I, II and III and our Edquas course covers Books IV and V. Our AS and A Level (second part) courses take students beyond the end of the Cambridge Latin Course.

5. How do I know whether the Cambridge Latin Course is for me?
The Cambridge Latin Course is more than a traditional grammatical approach to Latin learning, as we incorporate a strong civilisation element. Because of the width of its appeal, it is the most successful Latin course in the UK with approximately 3.5 million copies sold to date. However, if you have already studied Latin for several years and you only wish to extend your grammatical knowledge in some depth, then you may find that our course is not appropriate. We strongly advise you to examine a copy of one of the books in an academic bookshop, as this will give you a good feel for both its content and its approach.
 

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