Introduction to Latin 1

  • Name:

    Introduction to Latin 1 (LT1)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Solid background in English grammar.

Introduction to Latin 1

Description:

Latin is the foundation for French, Spanish and Italian as well as the basis for much of the sophisticated vocabulary of modern English. This course offers excellent Latin instruction with the Oxford Latin series where students learn Latin through key figures and the exciting events surrounding the era just before the birth of Christ with the reigns of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar. The course will explore Latin roots in the English language, expanding a student's English vocabulary and word sense. Students will have weekly integration of Greek and Roman history, geography, art and mythology as well as creative projects relevant to the Roman world where students may explore a topic of his or her interest in more depth. The class will have instructional videos where the teacher presents the grammatical concepts before the student begins the chapter, with thorough instruction on how much English is influenced grammatically by Roman grammar so students will then understand proper English grammar usage. This is a rigorous course.

Special Notes:

This course can be applied towards .5 of high school credit.

FROM THE TEACHER

In Introduction to Latin 1, we are going to be reading and learning about the life of a real person named Quintus Horatius Flaccus (known to us today as Horace). He was a man who lived during one of the most interesting but violent times in Roman history, just before the birth of Jesus. Yet in the midst of this scary time, God came to send His Son Jesus to the world. So while the Roman world was in an uproar and people were searching desperately for some good news, little did they know what God had in store. He sent the greatest blessing of all to earth right in the midst of all the turmoil.

The people of the Roman world could not see what God was doing and they despaired, but God was working something incredible for mankind. How often are we like the Roman people - scared, confused, sad or frustrated, when we should be living with the expectation that God is working all things out for His glory - even the bad things!

With this as our backdrop, we will delve into the study of the Latin language learning nouns, verbs, relative and demonstrative pronouns, imperatives, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and subordinate clauses. Along with the grammar, students will read and write in Latin. My favorite assignment for the is year is leading the students in learning The Lord’s Prayer in Latin.

I hope you will join me this year in Introduction to Latin 1 as we follow God’s hand through history.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

It was perfect! :)

Makaela

It was extremely fun, interesting and engaging. It shed lots of light on Roman culture.

Anonymous

This was a very fun course. It was easy to understand, and it had a lot of fun activities.

Anonymous
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