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Learn Latin With Audio: 50 Hours of Spoken Latin

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Listening To Latin: Audio and Video

Note! See this updat­ed list of Spo­ken Latin audio and video instead.

Through the years, in my dif­fer­ent lan­guage learn­ing endeav­ours, I’ve always mar­velled at how much I have been able to improve my over­all abil­i­ty in a lan­guage (espe­cial­ly French) through sim­ply lis­ten­ing to as much (lev­el appro­pri­ate) con­tent as pos­si­ble in the tar­get lan­guage, every day.

The last few years I’ve been on the look out for any and all videos of skilled Latin speak­ers to lis­ten to. Not too long ago the num­ber of videos avail­able was not that extensive.

Luck­i­ly things are chang­ing: the amount of record­ings of speech­es and lec­tures held in Latin is increas­ing rapid­ly, mak­ing expos­ing our­selves to immense amounts Latin eas­i­er than ever.

Adding More Latin Audio 

I’ve col­lect­ed videos from all over YouTube into a playlist to watch/listen to and I thought I would share it. It con­tains videos of Lui­gi Miraglia, Nan­cy Llewellyn, Ter­ence Tun­berg, Vil­fried Stroh and many more. It is by no means com­plete, but I have tried to include what I have found thus far.

At present it con­tains over 120 videos and over 50 hours of spo­ken Latin. If you think any videos should be added, please let me know by e‑mail or Twit­ter or Face­book.

Playback Speed

The Latin of some of these speak­ers can be quite fast if you aren’t used to hear­ing Latin. If that is the case, I rec­om­mend using YouTube’s dif­fer­ent play­back speeds. To choose play­back speed select (in the YouTube player):

  • set­tings (the cog wheel) > speed

Click the image below to access the playlist of spo­ken Latin!

Frui­mi­ni!

Daniel Pettersson

Daniel Pettersson

Teacher and author Daniel Pettersson, M.A., is co-founder of Latinitium and is currently teaching Latin at Stockholm University, where he is also working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Humanist Colloquia. Daniel believes in the importance of Latin literature in the modern world and that you can teach yourself Latin with the right motivation, method, and material.
Written by Daniel Pettersson

Written by Daniel Pettersson

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