• Ana Martin

7 tools to Learn Latin vocab and grammar on the go - for free!

Updated: Sep 27

Swap mindless internet browsing for some Latin practice online. Input and exposure to a language are crucial to learning; why not benefit from it? The more you spend time immersing yourself in the world of Latin, the faster it will become a natural part of you!

On my website, you can find a section with useful resources to revise Latin vocabulary and grammar. These are great to consolidate specific topics for 13+, GCSE, A Level and AP Latin. But don't stop there: the internet is full of free resources that are great to complement your learning, particularly if you want to give active Latin a go and start using the language for conversation.

Scroll down for a list of my favourite hubs to learn Latin online:

1. Duolingo for English speakers

There is plenty of exposure here, including nicely pronounced examples. I generally have a couple of languages on the go, as the points and rewards system makes it quite fun to keep going. So if you are after drilling in the structure of the language and hearing words repeatedly, this is your tool. It's a winner.

2. Legonium: where Latin meets Lego

Well, the title says it all: hours of fun guaranteed! Learning with a visual aid is particularly effective, and Legonium uses this to great effect. Whether you love Lego or not, this is definitely a great site to help you memorise your Latin vocabulary and have some fun along the way. The author also has a very active Twitter account that will bring a lot of joy to your news feed.

Mercury, Hermes for the Romans, would approve of learning Latin anytime, anywhere!
Mercury, the messenger god

3. Cambridge Latin Course

Browse through the books and test your knowledge with this very helpful tool from CUP. This site is the deal-breaker for those in formal education, particularly with the UK curriculum. If you are preparing for GCSE Latin, OCR or otherwise, this has most of the starting knowledge you need.

4. Papa Franciscus (@Pontifex_ln)

Yes, that's the Pope's Twitter account. And yes, it is in Latin! No more comment is needed; just start following! Why not join in with some Latin tweets?

5. Getting started on Classical Latin by the Open University

The Open University has a great introductory course to Latin. It is a fantastic option if you want to look in a bit more depth into the history of the language and understand where learning Latin may take you. If you enjoy this course, you can then keep practising with their free online vocabulary tester. The entire suite is very rigorous, and you can even get a certificate upon completion!

6. Latin Language Spoken by Scorpio Martianus

On this youtube channel entirely in Ancient Greek and Latin, you can learn Latin as a living language. It also has a host of links to other youtube videos. This is a great place to get familiar with active Latin and communicative approaches to the languages. If you look at related YouTube videos, you will also find activities based on Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata.

7. Wheelock's Latin

From flashcards to pronunciation guides, those following Wheelock's course will want to check their very comprehensive website.

Are you considering getting some structured help alongside these free resources? Book a free consultation to see if we are a match!

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