Catherineís Latin Courses on Hadrianís Wall
Are you interested in Latin or do you just fancy a different perspective on our unique bit of Roman and British history or do you just fancy a few days away in one of our country’s most spectacular and dramatic landscapes whilst learning about a culture from 2000 years ago?
Based in the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, Catherine Jarvis is offering a variety of short Latin courses and tours involving Hadrian’s Wall, its forts and its people together with their history and languages. Catherine, an experienced linguist and qualified guide, will be using her extensive knowledge of Roman History to introduce and teach Latin. The intention is that these two to five day courses will be tailored to suit each group’s interest and requirements. As such there will mini courses through to complete courses and tours to suit all levels of interest and understanding.
These courses coincide with the wonderful re-opening of Vindolanda and the return of some of its most special artefacts ~ the Vindolanda Tablets.
“It is our intention to offer really interesting courses with a combination of learning Latin and guiding around Vindolanda and the other sites along the Wall” explains Catherine, a qualified guide and a registered Minimus teacher. “The fabulous archaeology and history around here bring an ancient language back to life. Our courses will be both fun and informative”. Each group will be able to choose the balance of how much language training and how much guiding they would like.
The taster and beginner Latin courses will be based upon The Minimus Course, a mix of myths and stories involving a real family which lived at Vindolanda during the height of the Roman occupation. “A wonderful starter's course …. for children of all ages 5 to 105, or maybe older.” Says The Hellenic Book Service.
More advanced courses will use “Minimus Secundus” and the Cambridge Latin Course.
Catherine writes a blog as “Hadriana” www.hadrianastreasures.com
For more information about the Latin courses, please see:
Minimus Latin www.minimus.com
Cambridge Latin Course www.cambridgescp.com
Hadrian's Wall Trail - 150 yards
Pennine Way - 165 yards
Roman Arrmy Museum - 1 mile
Birdoswald Fort - 2.4 miles
Vindolanda - 7 miles
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Nigel and Catherine Jarvis
Four Wynds Guest House
T: 016977 47972