Latin 2

  • Name:

    Latin 2 (LATN200v)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Latin 1 (LATN100v)

Latin 2

Description:

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).

FROM THE TEACHER

A story of epic proportions. History-changing battles, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language that was heard throughout most of the known world. In Latin I, you read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin II, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome will come alive.

In this course, you'll build on your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, you'll sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. Roman engineering, art, commerce and system of laws were all supported by a clear, expressive and flexible language - a language in which you will be able to communicate.

This course will give you a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It will also give you a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit.

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

Student Feedback

I think this course is really well organized and is very interesting and fun to complete.

Sabrina

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.

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