Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Language Centre


Students of all subjects can take Latin at the Language Centre.

The courses are structured into two levels:

  • At the foundation level (Introductory Courses 1, 2 and 3) the basics of Latin are studied, including reading of original Latin texts.
  • The courses at the consolidation level (so-called Advanced Latinum courses) are dedicated to the intensive study of original literature (Cicero, Seneca, Livius among others).

If students successfully pass the final written exam at the end of the Introductory Courses, they have obtained a qualification attesting proficiency at Caesar level (equivalent to the so-called Intermediate Latinum) and are eligible to attend the Advanced Latinum courses.

In the Advanced Latinum courses students prepare for the special university exam, which is aligned with the requirements of the Advanced Latinum. It has a written and an oral part.

The Introductory Courses 1, 2 and 3 each comprise four weekly contact hours per semester and carry five credit points, whereas the Advanced Latinum courses comprise two weekly contact hours and carry three credit points.