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Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course: The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language

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Latin, Language teaching & learning material & coursework, Grammar & vocabulary, Language self-study texts, Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia, Speaking / pronunciation skills, Listening skills, Reading skills, Prose: non-fiction

Embark on a richer language learning experience.

Get Started in Latin is the ebook and audio course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings.

The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors. All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside.

The free audio for this course is also available to download to the Teach Yourself Library app, or to stream on

The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes:

An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil
A medieval story : a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language
Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit
Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language
Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English
Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin

"The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent."
Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin

"Absolutely THE best book for beginners."
Amazon reviewer

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