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Levels 1 and 2

Proficiency Descriptor

By the end of level 2, students can communicate, orally and in writing, using familiar expressions and vocabulary, and they can interact in well-rehearsed exchanges. They have knowledge of, and are able to interpret, typical features of Roman civilisation. They recognise that Latin is a language system and have improved their understanding of aspects of their own language(s). Students are developing an awareness of the language learning process.


By the end of level 2, in selected linguistic and socio-cultural contexts, students can:

  • communicate using familiar and everyday words and expressions in Latin;
  • recognise and use basic Latin words and symbols for numbers;
  • read and write Latin showing knowledge of pronunciation and writing conventions;
  • explore connections between Latin and English words;
  • describe some aspects of Roman civilisation using oral, written, or visual texts;
  • investigate and respond to links between features of Roman and modern civilisations.
Language Knowledge Cultural Knowledge

By the end of level 2, students can:

  • recognise familiar words and phrases in Latin, such as greetings, classroom language, and personal information;
  • recognise some familiar Latin elements in English and/or other languages, for example, prefixes, derivations, and abbreviations;
  • understand well-rehearsed common expressions;
  • acquire Latin vocabulary relevant to the topics studied.

By the end of level 2, students can:

  • understand some features typical of Roman culture and values;
  • identify and make links between typical features of Roman civilisation and modern cultures.

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