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 and history. Students will read, understand, and interpret Latin. To achieve these means, they will use and develop reading, writing, and listening skills. Students can expect to read, write, hear, and speak Latin. 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 ACTFL: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
Click here to read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy's approach to world language learning. Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.
We recommend that students enrolling in Latin I be comfortable with the topics covered in Grammar II. Grammar instruction is not a pre- or co-requisite, however we have found that students are more successful learning a new language when they have a strong understanding of grammar rules. Use the placement tests found in our grammar course descriptions to find the appropriate grammar course for your student.