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Grade School Intermediate Latin, Part One

Embark on an enriching Latin journey tailored for young Catholic learners! Building upon the foundation of GS Beginning Latin, this engaging online course nurtures students’ Latin speaking and reading abilities through immersive methods and daily practice. From deciphering Latin passages independently to crafting creative compositions, students will thrive, preparing them seamlessly for the rigors of future Latin lessons.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: GS Beginner Latin or instructor permission by emailing [email protected] (Non-returning students need to (a) take a placement test and (b) commit to memorizing about 50 vocabulary words that the returning students will already know and have as flashcards.)

Suggested grade level: 3rd – 5th grade 

Suggested credit: One full semester of Latin 


This course continues the fun and the skills gained in GS Beginning Latin. Students will develop more Latin speaking and reading skills but now also utilize their skills to read Latin passages independently. The pace is gentle but requires daily reading. They will practice the immersion method, using what they know of the language to isolate and figure out what they don’t know. Thus, they will gain experience in both how to learn a language and Latin at the same time. At the end of the semester, they will have a creative composition project to allow their language skills to shine in a new way. This course will prepare students for beginning middle school Latin with any Latin curriculum.


Week 1: Review of GS Beginning Latin vocabulary

Week 2: Review of GS Beginning Latin Grammar. An introduction to sleuth reading homework.

Week 3: New vocabulary. Latin verbs: the four conjugations discovered through contextual reading. Implied subjects in verbs.

Week 4: Subject/object discovered through contextual reading. Accusative and Nominative cases.

Week 5: New vocabulary. Accusative pronouns.

Week 6: Cur? Quia . . . and neque

Week 7: Relative pronouns (qui)

Week 8: Collquia Personarum: practice contextual reading and review.

Week 9: Collquia Personarum: practice contextual reading and review.

Week 10: Collquia Personarum: practice contextual reading and review.

Week 11: Preparation for final project.

Week 12: Practice Latin Interview, Final Exam: reading a short text in Latin

Materials and Homework


Course materials: Lingua Latina Book 1: Familia Romana by Hans Orberg, ISBN 13: 9781585104208. This book is used for multiple years of grade school Latin and need only be purchased once. Students may purchase a used copy through bookfinder.com.

The students will use all flashcards from GS Beginning Latin again. Please make sure you have them and remake them if you do not. A working microphone is required for this course. Starting on the first day of class, 60 blank flashcards for vocabulary words and terms must be available to the student. Some means of taking pictures of flashcards and uploading them to the course page will be required (this can be as simple as using your mobile phone).


Students will be expected to spend 20 to 30 minutes every school day (more than GS Beginning Latin) making or studying vocabulary flashcards, completing reading assignments, and taking online quizzes. The instructor will provide example flashcards and pronunciation videos. Additionally, students will teach and practice basic conversational skills with parents (or knowledgeable siblings). Once per semester, students will submit a creative project.

Important Dates

Class dates: Wednesdays, September 18 to December 11, 2024. (No class Nov. 27)

Starting time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 30 minutes

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