An overview of the regulations for the Latinum Europaeum can be found below. The official documentation can be found by clicking on the following links: EN; FR; DE. At EEB2 we have adapted the original prescription for the oral exams to offer a more meaningful examination which reflects the aptitude and ability of our students.
There will be FOUR questions based on an unseen literary text of about 75 words.
1. Translation of about 35 words of the text.
Questions 2-4 will assess comprehension of the text, historical understanding, and ability to analyse the literary/rhetorical style of the text.
Students are allowed to use a dictionary and the conspectus grammaticalis.
The written examination assesses the following competences:
The pupil is invited to read the text expressively.
Seen Text of c. 50 [FIFTY] words from original text(s) read in class (total +/- 180 lines of reading). In the year 2016-2017 texts will be set around the theme of Roman Religion.
20 minutes preparation; 20 minutes oral exam.
Exam questions: as per the decisions reached at the journée pedagogique. Recommended structure is three questions (in any order):
Further questions can of course (as per the BAC) be asked in the context of the exam to further test students (e.g. to decide between a 9 or a 10). These are not limited to more detailed questions about syntax, grammar, scansion etc.)
There will be at least 3 different passages for comment. It is recommended that there is ONE (1) passage for every 2 or 3 students.
Place the number of the question in separate envelopes (as per the BAC). Students will draw one at random.
Each oral exam will be conducted by TWO examiners, one the student's normal teacher and the other from a different linguistic section within the school.
The oral examination assesses the following competences:
FINALLY: the written exam counts for the B mark, the oral does not. The written + oral = the Latinum Europaeum. If a student fails the written but passes the oral they cannot pass their B mark BUT could pass the Latinum Europaeum.