World Languages

Introduction to Latin - Part 2

In this course for continuing students of Latin, we will read chapters 4 through 6 of Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina: Familia Romana in depth, studying grammar and vocabulary along the way.
Larissa Laver
189 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners

50 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Oct 18 - Dec 15 (8 weeks)
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Class Experience

Students can expect to do some combination of reading or exercises (all in the textbook) in between each class meeting. Approximately 1-2 hours per week in addition to class time. 
Two books are required for this course: 

1) A copy of Hans Øerberg’s textbook Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata: Pars I Famila Romana, available here:

2) A copy of the accompanying Exercitia Latina workbook, available here:

I receive no benefits or commissions from your purchase of these texts. 
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I’ll generally be checking assignments and translations orally with a few responses from each student per class, but no formal assessments are given in this class. I’m always happy to provide more individualized feedback upon request. I do also provide optional tests for students to take outside of class time - completely optional! Students can check their vocabulary retention with Quizlet games and Quizlet LIVE in class. 
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The number “six” in Latin is “sex” (as in sextuplets or a sextet). Some students may chuckle at this. In the past I’ve simply encouraged students to get their giggles out the first time they see it, and then get over it, it’s just the number six. In eleven years I’ve had no real issues with this word/method. 

The family in the textbook keeps slaves, and they are prominent characters in the story. This was a part of Roman culture historically, and I include a brief discussion of what slavery was like in the Roman world, especially as it contrasts to more modern pre- Civil War slavery in America.

The way the textbook teaches direct object accusative is with a fistfight among the children in the story. The title of the chapter is "the bad boy" so there's no defending his behavior, and I always make mention of how he could really use some sit-down-with-an-adult-and-talk-it-out sort of help to manage his stress rather than hitting a little girl for singing. At the end of the chapter, the girl who gets hit is sad because her brother, the one who hit her, is being punished and is hurting. I always emphasize that as a heartwarming story of compassion - even though he just hurt her for no good reason at all, she sees her brother crying and is sad for him. To me, that is beautiful and the sort of kindheartedness the world could use more of!


Larissa Laver
Lives in the United States
MA Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, BA Ancient History, Classical Languages
189 total reviews
89 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I’m Larissa Laver and I’ve been teaching since 2008. I’ve worked with young children through young adults over the years: I have taught Pre-K through collegiate level courses and literally every grade in between at some point in my career.... 
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