Latin Course

Preparation for the Latin Supplementary Examin at the University of Vienna

The Latinum is the prerequisite for almost 30 humanities studies at the University of Vienna.

In case you did not learn Latin (sufficiently) at school, you will have to take a supplementary exam. Preparing for it can seem tedious. However, with the help of our Latin Course, you can do it quickly and efficiently. 

In the blog post Der Weg zum Latinum, the head of our Latin branch, Martin Tschurtschenthaler, explains whether you need the Latin Course and what options you have to prepare for the Latin Supplementary Exam at the University of Vienna.

Course Dates

  • 20.03. - 29.05.2024
  • 02.09. - 27.09.2024 | Register now!

Tuition Fees & Discounts

Regular course fee: EUR 428 per course

The script for the course is included in the course fee.

The script was created by the Language Center in 2021 on the basis of about 200 exam texts from the last 40 years and is regularly supplemented with new exam texts.

For the Latin course there is no discount available. Registration for a preparation course is not linked to registration for the Latin Supplementary Exam.

What are the advantages of the Latin Course at the Language Center?

  • Course dates in coordination with the Latin Supplementary Exam at the University of Vienna
  • Complete preparation from scratch in a short time
  • Interactive course concept with high success rate
  • Specially developed script
  • High number of lessons at a fair price
  • Small group size and individual attention by the teacher
     

The condensed Latin Courses at the Language Center fully prepare you for the Latin Supplementary Exam at the University of Vienna.

All preparation courses are designed to end 1–2 weeks before the next exam date. This gives you, as a participant, enough time to practice on your own and the possibility to complete the exam immediately after the end of the course. In a few cases our students decide to take the exam on the next date, which gives them more time to practice.

We teach Latin from the first word to the Latinum, which corresponds to the Matura level or the Latin Supplementary Exam. Graduates of our courses are able to translate basic texts from 2000 years of Latin literature with the help of a dictionary. The grammar of the language is taught in its entirety in the course, as well as the essential basic vocabulary and a specific translation method.

Our Latin Courses are designed to be interactive. The focus is on the correct translation method and the correct formulation of a German translation. After about 15 sessions in which the entire Latin grammar is worked on, 5 sessions follow in which exam texts of the last supplementary exams are translated and discussed. This way you will have translated more than 5 Latin exams by the time you enter your exam.

In the Latin Course you will work with a script (approx. 150 pages) specially developed for the Language Center. The script was created from Latin exam texts from the last 40 years. This means that from the first lesson onwards you will be taught exclusively with original texts and quotations and will build up a basic vocabulary specifically tailored to the exam. The course materials are included in the course fee. Due to the small group size (between 10 and 16 participants) and the high number of lessons (60 units), this course guarantees maximum individual attention despite its brevity.

Condensed Latin Course at the Language Center of the University of Vienna

Two types: 

  • 10 weeks from March to May or October to December, 60 units per course.
    Course times: 2x/week
  • 4 weeks in February or September, 60 UE per course
    Course times: 5x/week | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

(1 unit/UE = 45 minutes)

Booking

  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • The course time is 60 units of 45 minutes each, which is a total of 45 hours. In order to pass the Latin Exam, you should plan at least as much time at home. This means: in addition to attending the course, 45 hours of independent practicing at home.

Info Ergänzungsprüfung_Latinumskurs_EN

  • The Latin Supplementary Exam takes place at the University of Vienna. The registration takes place via u:space.
    In order to take the exam, you must be enrolled at the University of Vienna for the corresponding semester.
  • The script was created by the Language Center in 2021 on the basis of about 200 exam texts from the last 40 years and is regularly supplemented with new exam texts. The Latinum script is included in the course price. You will receive it on the first day of the course.

  • For the exam at the University of Vienna you will also need a Latin-German dictionary. Almost all (new or old) dictionaries are suitable for this purpose, whereby these contain on average 700 - 1000 pages, the new price is on average EUR 25. You will receive recommendations for the selection of your dictionary on the first day of the course.

  • Additional learning materials and exercises will be supplied as handouts or accessible via the Moodle platform of the Language Center of the University of Vienna.

  • The Latin Course at the Language Center does not conclude with an examination.
    No ECTS points are awarded.