Latin I

Course Description


Full-year course. This introductory course is designed to excite students about Latin and give them a foundation for continued study in high school or at the college level. Over the course of the academic year, students encounter Latin through a rich reading of Roman culture. Students will read, understand, and interpret Latin. To achieve these means, they use and develop oral, listening, and writing skills. Students can expect to hear, speak, and translate Latin. Through lectures and exercises, students will gain an understanding of Latin grammar. Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:  Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required texts:

  • Oxford Latin Course Part I, published by Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780195215502)

Class meets three times a week, or twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Designed for grades 7-11.

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Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded 1 Foreign Languages credit upon completion of this course.

Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.