Latin workshop

The Latin laboratory is an educational structure by the Department of Humanities; its services are reserved to Ca’ Foscari students that must take exams in Latin over the course of their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees.

Here are the Workshop activities:

  1. Linguistic Competence Test: from the start of 2017/2018 ALL students that have to take exams in Latin must, independent of their high school qualifications, certify their Latin linguistic ability by passing, according to the exam that students want to access, one of the following tests:

    • Latin test 1: it must be passed before enrolling onto the (Bachelor’s) Latin language and literature exam.
      To access the exam, the certificate of passing the test is required; course attendance for Latin language and literature is also possible for those who have not yet passed the test.  
      You can take the test in several ways during the period; however, it is strongly recommended that you undergo the test in the first session during September before the beginning of the didactic activity; those that are not able to pass it have the opportunity to benefit from the Latin workshop 1 (vd. Below, 2a), that takes place during the first semester.
    • Latin test 2: it must be passed before enrolling onto the following (Bachelor’s) exams: Latin language and literature: archaic and classic, Latin Literature 2: imperial and contemporary, or onto the following (Master’s) exams: Latin Philology, Computer Science for the study of Latin, Latin Literature sp., History of Latin Language.
      To access the exam, the certificate of passing the test is required; course attendance for Latin language and literature is also possible for those who have not yet passed the test.
      You can take the test in several ways during the period (available information on the Latin Workshop page); however, it is strongly recommended that you undergo the test in one of the sessions in the first semester, those that are not able to pass it have the opportunity to benefit from the Latin workshop 2 (vd. Below, 2b), that takes place during the second semester.

  2. Linguistic instruction courses: students with no prior knowledge of Latin, and those who fail to pass the tests above, can benefit from the following activities:

    • Latin workshop 1 [FT0494]: this takes place during the first semester for a total of 40 hours under the guidance of a scholar and a tutor, and concludes with the Latin test 1.
      It is reserved for students that, having to take the Latin language and literature exam, do not know Latin or, having studied Latin in high school, were not able to pass the Latin test 1 pre-examination.
      Program: phonology, nominal and verbal morphology, syntax elements of the sentence and period.
      Regular attendance of the course and passing of the final Test give entitlement to the recognition of 2 CFUs in the field of "training and guidance placements" in the Bachelor’s Degree curricula of English and the other Bachelor’s degree programs that recognize this activity.
    • Latin workshop 2 [FT0495]: this takes place during the second semester for a total of 40 hours under the guidance of a scholar and a tutor, and concludes with the Latin test 2.
      It is reserved for students that, having to take the following (Bachelor’s) exams: Latin language and literature: archaic and classic, Latin Literature 2: imperial and late, or the following (Master’s) exams: Latin Philology, Computer Science for the study of Latin, Latin Literature sp., History of Latin Language, were not able to pass the Latin test 2 pre-examination.Program: case and verb syntax, sentence and period syntax, metric elements (dotting hexameters and elegiac dialysis).Regular attendance of the course and passing of the final Test give entitlement to the recognition of 2 CFUs in the field of "training and guidance placements" in the Bachelor’s Degree curricula of English and the other Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs that recognize this activity.