Latin is offered at the following levels:
The Latin courses are aimed at students whose examination regulations require one of the above-mentioned degrees in Latin; at the same time, the offer is open to all interested parties.
The online courses in the winter semester are offered without further support as self-study courses, but e-mail support is offered.
Here you will find a sample lesson (if you use pop-up blockers, the server “call.tu-dresden.de” must be approved).
The face-to-face courses use the textbook „Das neue Lateinbuch“, which is distributed at the beginning of the course.
All Latin courses (attendance courses) use their own course-internal teaching material in book form, which is assigned to the course participants at the beginning of the course by the respective teacher.
The teaching material for Latin 1, Latin 2 and Latin 3 consists of three bound copies and is available separately.
The price is:
€10 for Das neue Lateinbuch 1,
€8 for Das neue Lateinbuch 2,
€6 for Das neue Lateinbuch 3.
The online courses, independent of the face-to-face courses, contain different, online-course-internal teaching material. It’s free.
The online courses can be used without any time restrictions until the end of March (WiSe) or the end of September (SoSe) and will be activated from (date: XX.XX.XX). All information and the password will be sent to your student email address, which you must use when registering.
A Latin-German dictionary is already required for level 1 for both the face-to-face and online courses. The approved dictionaries are listed under Latin-2. They do not have to be available for the first session, the course instructors will provide information about the dictionaries at the beginning of the course.
Please find out more about the Latin requirements in your study and examination regulations, or from your academic advisor. Knowledge of Latin can be defined differently depending on the subject.
The following section provides general information that does not apply to every degree program.
Knowledge of Latin
= required in the relevant bachelor’s and state examination courses
Two semester courses are usually required to obtain the Latin Proficiency degree. The passed exam according to Latin B1 (2nd Latin semester) corresponds to the knowledge of Latin required in some bachelor’s courses.
Note: In some bachelor’s courses, e.g. in the core area of Protestant theology, knowledge of Latin is already achieved after attending a Latin A1 course (4 SWS) and passing a 90-minute exam. Please read your study and examination regulations carefully!
Exception: Student teachers of middle school/secondary school/high school take the knowledge test at the State Office for Schools and Education. See the “Latin Knowledge” section!
= required as a prerequisite for a master’s degree or state examination in the relevant subjects.
The Latin exam is usually prepared for by attending 3 consecutive Latin courses.
The Latin exam is taken at the State Office for Schools and Education!
Urgent recommendation: Do not delay or interrupt your Latin training under any circumstances! If there are three Latin courses, a one-time repetition of the course should be scheduled after the final exams have not been passed. If the first attempt to take the Latin exam also fails, the acquisition of the Latin exam will be significantly delayed.
If your Latin requirement is knowledge of Latin (KeLa) and you are studying to become a teacher, you must take this (oral) knowledge test at the State Office for Schools and Education.
All others prove their knowledge of Latin by passing the Latin 2 exam.
An intensive course to prepare for the KeLa exam is being offered: Dates will be announced.
Students who have to take the knowledge test in Latin (teaching position) submit this form to the Dresden State Office for Schools and Education in good time by the registration deadline, fully completed and signed and with the current enrollment certificate: Registration Form_Kenntnisse_La_Gr_LaSuB
Students who have to take the Latin exam should submit this form to the Dresden State Office for Schools and Education in good time by the registration deadline, fully completed and signed, and with a current certificate of enrollment: Registration form_Ergänzungsprüfung_LAT_GRAE_LaSuB
The documents for registration are to be sent to the State Office for Schools and Education – Dresden location by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to frequent changes, about which I am not always informed, I unfortunately cannot assume any liability for any information on this site (disclaimer). Rest assured that I make every effort to present the most up-to-date information.
Robert Geiser, Advisor on Ancient Languages