Latin Club

Course Description


Single-semester course. 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.  Please note that outside students must be receiving regular Latin instruction to be successful in the National Latin Exam.

For more information about the National Junior Classical League and its offerings, visit

For more information about the National Latin Exam, including detailed syllabi, visit

Please note: Latin Club meets every other week.

Spring Sessions

Topic Explored

Week 1 : Jan. 13 – 17

Conversational/Classroom Latin

Week 2: Jan. 27 – 31

Modern Words in Latin, Colors, Animals

Week 3: Feb. 10 – 14

NLE Review Week

Week 4: Feb. 24 – 28

Inscriptions and Graffiti

Week 5: Mar. 23 – 27

Curse Tablets

Week 6: Apr. 6 – 10

Ancient Greek

Week 7: Apr. 20 – 24

Happy Birthday Rome!  Festivals and Holidays

Week 8: May 4 – 8

Roman Technology


Fall Sessions

Topic Explored

Week 1: Aug. 26 – 30


Week 2: Sep. 9 – 13


Week 3: Sep. 23 – 27

History: Troy to Aeneas/Odysseus

Week 4: Oct. 7 – 11

History: Kings, Republic (politics), Empire

Week 5:Oct. 21 – 25


Week 6: Nov. 4 – 8

Housing, Meals, Clothing

Week 7: Nov. 18 – 22

City of Rome, Entertainment, Baths

Week 8: Dec. 2 – 6

Numbers and Saturnalia