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Levels 3 and 4

Proficiency descriptor

By the end of level 4, students can communicate their understanding, orally and in writing, of short passages of elementary Latin, with support. They can use their knowledge of basic vocabulary and frequently used inflections to interpret texts. They have knowledge of, and are able to interpret, key features of Roman civilisation. They show an enhanced understanding of English vocabulary derived from Latin. Students are becoming more confident in using effective language-learning strategies.


By the end of level 4, in selected linguistic and socio-cultural contexts, students can:

  • access and communicate the meaning of short passages of elementary Latin, with support
  • respond to information and ideas in Latin texts;
  • infer the meaning of English words using their knowledge of Latin vocabulary;
  • present information on practices and values fundamental to Roman civilisation, using oral, written, or visual texts;
  • investigate and respond to links between practices and values of Roman and modern civilisations.
Language Knowledge Cultural Knowledge

By the end of level 4, students can:

  • recognise and understand familiar words;
  • recognise and understand the function and relationships between words in simple sentences;
  • identify patterns and features of language by making comparisons between Latin and English or other (related) languages.

By the end of level 4, students can:

  • understand some key features of lifestyles and culture;
  • recognise differences and similarities between Roman civilisation and modern cultures.

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