One-semester club. The Latin Club is designed to explore additional topics of interest to Latin students, such as Roman history, mythology, daily life, mottoes and abbreviations used today, as well as additional vocabulary. The club will meet every other week for one hour, and meetings will be recorded. Students participating in Latin Club will be members of the National Junior Classical League (NJCL), one of the largest student organizations in the country, and will be able to take advantage of the many activities, contests and scholarships offered by NJCL.
Latin Club prepares students for the National Latin Exam (NLE), an annual test of forty questions administered online in the spring. To succeed on the NLE, students should also be taking a Latin class, as the club alone will not cover the language instruction needed for best results on the exam. The Latin classes offered by WTMA do cover the necessary language requirements. WTMA Latin Club is open to all students.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Gods & Goddesses; Mythology; History from Troy to Aeneas; Geography; Housing, Meals, & Clothing; Rome; Numbers & Saturnalia; Modern Words in Latin; Ancient Greece; Roman Technology.
WTMA’s Fall and Spring Clubs meet bi-weekly. Meeting times are as listed on the registration page. Instructors will email enrolled students at the start of each semester to confirm the first club meeting date. After the first meeting, sessions will convene every other week.
"This was a really fun club and very informative. It was interesting and I learned a lot about mythology and Roman life." - Student Course Evaluation, Fall
Latin Club Information
- For more information about the National Junior Classical League and its offerings, visit www.njcl.org.
- For more information about the National Latin Exam, including detailed syllabi, visit www.nle.org
- Club meets every other week.
- Designed for grades 7-12.
- Outside students must be receiving regular Latin instruction to be successful in the National Latin Exam.