Latin 1 presents the framework of verb, noun, adjective, pronoun, and adverb forms and inflection patterns. Ample support is provided by numerous teacher-generated exercises. Through textbook readings and class discussion, students receive an introduction to the culture of the ancient Romans, their systems, and beliefs. Translations are both from Latin to English and English to Latin. Latin requires the development of many important skills, including mastery of grammatical concepts through programming the brain with vocabulary details, inflection patterns, and grammatical precepts, as well as analysis and reasoning in applying programmed information. Careful attention is paid to grammatical structures both in English and in Latin, and students practice extensive application of Latin word roots in English derivatives.
Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors