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Introductory Middle School Latin, Part One

Enjoy language, vocabulary, and grammar in this fun, introductory middle school Latin course — and gain confidence in basic Latin grammar and vocabulary. Part 1 of 2.

Formerly named: Middle School Beginning Latin, Part One

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Latin

Special Notes: We expect this course to fill quickly. Therefore, we recommend registering early.

This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to also register for Part Two offered in the spring.


Students will be introduced to basic Latin grammar and vocabulary through fun activities and homework assignments. They will also be encouraged to use certain online resources to help them develop good study habits. This course will prepare students for beginning high school Latin. We will explore both Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations.


Week 1: Introduction and Choosing Roman Names

Week 2: About Latin and Roman Names

Week 3: Family Terms

Week 4: Numbers

Week 5: More Family Terms

Week 6: Conversational Latin

Week 7: More Family Terms Continued

Week 8: Weather Words

Week 9: Cooking Show Project

Week 10: Time and Horologium Project

Week 11: Quomodo Sentis Hodie?

Week 12: Intro to Grammar, Project Submissions, Final Exam

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Latin dictionary with both a Latin to English as well as an English to Latin section (such as the New College Latin and English Dictionary, ISBN: 0877205612, (http://amzn.to/2FLBwDS). A working microphone is required for this course. No online dictionaries, please. All other course materials are provided FREE by the instructor.

Homework: Students will spend one to two hours on average per week on their homework in addition to classroom time. This course is project-based and will not have as much emphasis on quizzes or exams as the high school Latin courses. Projects include printable worksheets and the option of filming a Latin cooking show for the final project in place of the final exam.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 to December 11, 2024. (No class Oct. 23 & Nov. 27)

Starting Time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central; 12:30 Mountain; 11:30 Pacific)

Duration Per Class: 45 minutes

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