Languages for 2023-24Read Now
MS Latin A
We alternate MS Latin A with MS Latin B (verb conjugation…
MS LATIN A (2023-24)
Middle School Latin A is designed for beginning Latin students to learn noun declensions prior to Latin 1. Teaches noun vocabulary and how the five noun declension endings are constructed in the context of Latin sentences.
MS LATIN B (2024-25)
Middle School Latin B is designed for beginning Latin students to learn verb conjugations prior or Latin 1. Teaches Latin adjectives and prepositions.
The study of Latin is the study of the history of Western
Civilization: its wars, its poetry, its theology, and its laws. It is also
the key to understanding many modern languages, especially our
own. Using the Lavin Alive Book I textbook, this course will start at
the very beginning of Latin study with an emphasis on learning
skills for language acquisition as well as carefully studying the
structure of language. Weekly vocabulary quizzes and intermittent
grammar tests will encourage the student to master these basic
elements in preparation for translating ancient texts successfully
in Latin II.
After completing a year of Latin study, students are ready to begin the rewarding task of translation. Students study through Henle II in order to grasp the foundational grammar necessary to begin translating one of Ancient History’s greatest works, Caesar’s conquest of Gaul. Latin II introduces students to more complex grammar and sentence structures, teaching them the eloquence of good writing on its structural level. Weekly vocabulary quizzes and intermittent grammar tests will encourage the student to master these basic elements to ensure continued growth in translating Latin into English.
Having completed two or more years of high school Latin,
students have the unique perspective and sublime privilege of
studying some of the ancient world’s greatest authors in their
original language. Using the second half of Wheelock’s Latin,
students at this level will be focusing on translation while
continuing to review grammar and syntax already learned, to study
the nuances of the Latin language, and to further expand their
vocabulary. Special attention will be given to mastering participles
and other verbals such as the infinitive and the gerund/gerundive.
Works studied this year include selections from Cicero, Virgil,
Ovid, Livy, Catullus, and Scripture. Students will have two-three
hours of translation homework and weekly vocab/grammar
Leave a Reply.
The articles here are written by students, parents and instructors who are a part of the Libertas Academic Collaborative community.