Beginning Latin is intended for students who have not previously studied Latin. The course develops competencies in reading and interpreting, as well as oral expression and aural comprehension. Students learn the foundational components and structures of Latin that allow them to develop basic reading strategies, which they use to build critical-thinking skills. By completing of this course, students will acquire proper pronunciation; essential grammar; the vocabulary to be able to understand and read short passages; the ability to engage in simple verbal exchanges; and a greater knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar. Students study Roman culture and history so they can examine the indebtedness of modern society to the Roman world, from legendary heroes to myths, gods, and politics. Students take quizzes and have tests, but they also write stories, sing songs, play games, and work together on short research projects to further understand how their developing knowledge of Roman culture applies to their own lives.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"It's been a ton of fun and my teacher has done a great god with communication. She always helps me when I don't understand and grades quickly, which is very helpful because I never go into the next unit confused bout what I just learned."
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Foreign Language Teacher
BS Loyola Marymount University
MA San Francisco State University