Latin 2 (LATN200v)
1.0 (yearlong course)
Latin 1 (LATN100v)
Students continue with their study of Latin through ancient, time-honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, prepare students for a deeper study of Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. The emphasis is on reading Latin through engaging with myths from the ancient world which are presented in Latin. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand and use common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
The study of Latin is not only a portal to the past but also the key to unlocking the secrets of English vocabulary and the foundation for modern Romance languages including French, Spanish, and Italian. (About 90% of English words of three or more syllables are derived from Latin.) Latin II builds on the grammar and vocabulary foundations laid in Latin I with content-specific vocabulary and more complex syntax as a preparation for reading primary sources. Learning the language of Vergil and the Caesars is like finding a time machine to explore the Roman world as a way to better understand our own.
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I think this course is really well organized and is very interesting and fun to complete.
I enjoyed that after each lesson there were lots of activities that you could complete to help with understanding the information that was just presented.
I really enjoyed the group discussions, and I also really enjoyed getting to know my classmates better.