First Year Latin, semester 1, ($180 per semester)
Description: Using Benjamin D'ooge's "Latin for Beginners" as our grammar textbook, we will begin learning how to compose, translate, and speak Latin. Composition assignments are created by the instructor to add an element of fun to the learning experience. Students write about a variety of topics that are dear to them, such as family and friends. The instructor carefully chooses primary texts from ancient authors, medieval saints, and Church documents for translation exercises. The spoken element comes in the form of memorized Church prayers. Students learn the basic Latin prayers of the Catholic Church that Pope Benedict XVI has said every Catholic should know in Latin. In addition to these prayers, students also memorize some Latin poems and prose sections, all carefully chosen to aid in the comprehension of Latin grammar. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, a long composition, and two exams for this course each semester.
(This is an R.A.S. Languages Course. For an explanation of the course concept, click here.)
Instructor: Alecia Rolling
Age Range: 7th-12th grade
Live Class Time: Wednesdays 11:00 am ET
Course Information Packet: First Year Latin