Learn Latin Online With These Free Online Courses & Resources
Latin forms the basis of almost all European languages. While it is no longer a living language, its strict structure and grammar helps learners in their understanding of how the European languages function and have developed.
Whether you are learning out of curiosity, for pleasure or for an exam, we hope these resources will contribute to your success.
If you know of other resources that should be added to this list, please do contact us or leave us a comment below.
We have arranged our Latin Language learning resources into the following categories; online courses, dictionary, videos, static resources as well as mailing list.
Online Courses and Apps to learn the Latin Language.
- Where Latin Meets Lego – Unusually simple in its approach, the Latin lessons available on Legonium are based predominantly on static photographs with conversations ‘overlaid’. The use of Lego (as in the building toy) characters make these usually entertaining and hence effective.
- Open University’s Getting Started on Classical Latin – An introduction to Latin for English speakers. Especially for learners who are new to Latin.
- Duolingo Latin – An unofficial collection of Latin lessons by a dedicated and generous teacher of Latin
- Memrise Latin – A collection of Latin courses contributed by the Memrise community
- Oak National Academy – The UK Government’s online learning effort with a solid introduction to basic Latin Grammar
Here are some useful online Latin Dictionaries. Just be sure to choose the right translation i.e. from Latin to English for English to Latin from as listed below:
- Online Latin Distionary – Latin to English
- Latin Dictionary Headword – English to Latin
- Latin Dictionary – Latin to English
- London Latin Course – A serial course in learning Latin. In the description, it promises to be slow and unhurried, possibly a great way to start.
Static Resources – Downloadable e-books, PDFs
- The Latin library – A collection of Latin texts online.
- Learn Greek and Latin – A list of free downloadable resources for learning Latin (and Ancient Greek)
- Experience Latin with Fr. Reginald Foster – This website is owned and updated by Fr. Gary Coulter. In it, he tries to capture the style and essence of a Latin learning course that he took with The Vatican’s own Latinist, Fr Reginald Foster. A rather difficult website to navigate, all resources are provided in downloadable PDF format and lessons are based on a Latin dictionary.
- Learn Latin – Learn Latin by learning phrases, many of which are still in use today.
- LatinStudy – LatinStudy is an open mailing list dedicated to the study of Latin, including Classical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin authors. The mailing list is shared by multiple study groups.
Latin Text and Work Books on Amazon
- Minimus Pupil’s Book: Starting out in Latin by Barbara Bell and Helen Forte
- Minimus Teacher’s Resource Book: Starting out in Latin by Barbara Bell and Helen Forte
- Minimus Secundus Pupil’s Book: Moving on in Latin by Barbara Bell and Helen Forte
- Wheelock’s Latin, 7th Edition (The Wheelock’s Latin Series) by Frederic M. Wheelock and Richard LaFleur
- Wheelock’s Latin: Workbook by Paul T. Comeau and Frederic M. Wheelock
- Wheelock’s Latin Reader: Selections from Latin Literature by Richard LaFleur
- Latin to GCSE Part 1 by Henry Cullen and John Taylor
- Latin to GCSE Part 2 by Henry Cullen and John Taylor
- Essential GCSE Latin by John Taylor
- Chambers Murray Latin-English Dictionary
- The Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary (The Bantam New College Dictionary)