World Languages

Introduction to Latin - Part 5

For students continuing in Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina textbook, this 14-week class will dive deep into chapters 17 through 19.
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over 14 weeks

11-12

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4-8

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I've been working with students of various ages using this same textbook for over a decade. The items outlined in the Parental Guidance section have not previously been an issue, but I wish to make them known in advance to prevent any potential surprises down the road. 
I always encourage students to work on Latin between classes! The specific content of a student's homework is less important to me than the actual quality time spent in Latin: if the student needs work on vocabulary, spend fifteen minutes a day on Quizlet studying; if the student struggles with piecing together Latin grammar into coherent English sentences, review some sentences from class by translating them and emailing them to me for comment! The options are many, and I'm always happy to give suggestions to students who may not be sure what or how to do Latin without a formal assignment between classes. 

That said, on occasion I do post assignments that I'd like students to complete before the next class. Students who wish to have written feedback can always request it from me via direct message. Students who participate regularly in class will receive immediate feedback and comments from me as we work through the Latin text together each day. 
-Lingua Latina textbook - which by now you should already own
-Exercitia Latina workbook - which you should also already own by now! :)
-additional materials will be posted in the Classroom regularly, so check back in between classes for those and other updates!
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Nothing is formally graded in this class. Students who wish to have written feedback can always request it from me via direct message. Students who participate regularly in class will receive immediate feedback and comments from me as we work through the Latin text together each day. Additionally, there will be an end-of-term exam for students to take if they wish. 
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Those who have already read Chapters 1-16 of this book know that the character named Marcus is a pesky little puer. He gets into more shenanigans in this next unit, including poking a classmate in the rear end with an ancient Roman pencil. By now we are accustomed to use Marcus as the "what not to do" model for behavior.  Marcus also talks back to his teacher.

In Chapter 1 (way back when!) we learned that "sex" means "six" in Latin. In this course, we will encounter a unit of Roman currency called an "as" the plural of which is "asses". It's pronounced more like "AHss-ace" but the spelling is unavoidable. 

Chapter 19 begins with a walk through the courtyard of our Familia Romana's home. The courtyard is adorned with three statues of Roman deities - Juno (Hera in Greek), Venus (Aphrodite) and Cupid (Eros). The text describes them in the context of introducing the adjectives "best" and "worst" (irregular in Latin as in English), because each of these three deities has some connection to spousal infidelity in the mythological world. The text reads (translated) "No one of the gods is a worse husband than Jupiter, and no other goddess is a worse wife than Venus" because they both "love many other gods/goddesses besides their husband/wife" (I paraphrased that last one). Fans of mythology will find this "old news", but it may be a new topic for others. 

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns about these or other Latin-related matters!
Lingua Latina textbook - which by now you should already own

Exercitia Latina workbook - which you should also already own by now! :)

Teacher

Larissa Laver
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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. I earned my BA in Ancient History and Classical Languages from Gordon College in 2009, and my MA in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University in 2012. I began teaching in 2008 (long but cool story how I was... 
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