Course Description: Students will begin their study of the Classics with this Latin 1 class. Students will study basic grammar and learn the essential elements of Latin pronunciation in order to read simple passages in Latin. They will read aloud Latin passages modified for comprehension. The relationship of English to Latin is emphasized in vocabulary building, word derivation, and meanings of prefixes and suffixes. Points of grammar and syntax are developed through the study of literary passages. The geography, history, government, mythology, and culture of the Roman Empire are studied. By the end of the course, students will:
1. Understand written Latin at the basic grammar level.
2. Communicate with correct vocabulary and sentence structure.
3. Read selected literary materials in Latin and respond to comprehension questions.
4. Understand the ancient Roman world at an introductory level.
5. Have a broader vocabulary and English grammar base.
Instructor: Christina Fredette, (804) 839-2844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $495 per year, payable $55 per month
Lab/Copy Fee: $55 (includes all laboratory equipment, and copies) – due at Back to School night
Texts: Ecce Romani: Level One 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall; ISBN-13: 978-0133610895 (Amazon ISBN) and Ecce Romani: Level One Language Activity Book 1; ISBN-13: 978-0133611199 (Amazon ISBN) (texts are available to buy or rent on Amazon, Thriftbooks.com or at www.pearsonschool.com under World Languages tab)
Accessories: 2 1⁄2 – 3 inch wide three ring binder for class notes; two college ruled marble composition book for vocabulary, culture, history, and mythology lessons; scissors and glue sticks
Class minimum: 4 students