This is an introductory Latin course designed for the grade school student with little to no prior experience. Through this course a student will learn proper classical Latin pronunciation, 12 grammar paradigms, basic sentence translation, and over 200 vocabulary words, as well as corresponding English derivatives. However, the best part of class is the lively games that enhance retention. Active class participation spurs confidence and encourages camaraderie; I also find a good dose of silliness very useful for making the entire experience fun and memorable!
There is no entrance exam for Latin 1, but since the target grade level is 4th – 6th, I require parents to sign an agreement detailing their commitment to monitoring students’ progress, and I will only accept students age 10 or older. Class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 4 p.m.