Latin 3 (Class 1): 3rd-4th Conjugations in the Present Passive System
In this class, we will be going deeper into the passive voice and learning more verb forms, as well as parsing and sight reading.
year old learners
learners per class
75 minute class
Previous Latin instruction required: * verbs (ALL the Active Indicative systems + 1st/2nd in the Passive Indicative System) * nouns (declensions 1 - 4) * adjectives (1-3) * know your Latin cases and their grammatical tasks within sentences * several ablative types * personal, possessive, demonstrative, reflexive/intensive, relative, and interrogative pronouns and/or adjectives * know common adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and vocabulary * know how to parse a sentence and be able to...
Students will leave the class knowing how to recognize, translate, and read the 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs in the passive voice.
I have a bachelors and masters degree in foreign language and history. I have taught and/or tutored this class at various levels and for various ages (middle school to university). I have traveled to and researched in the places I teach about, and I often include realia and cultural information to make the language come alive for the student. Nothing pleases me more than seeing students fall in love with the Latin language!
Homework is for YOUR benefit. Study the vocabulary. Make your noun/adjective/verb charts. Practice translations. I provide all the materials you need to work in your dedicated Latin notebook. For every hour of Latin class, you should be studying for - at the very least - two hours (I suggest a little more, but I proudly confess that I am a big old Latin nerd). Do your homework because it will solidify this information in your minds. It helps you remember and retain it!
Students need a dedicated Latin notebook (or digital file, if they prefer creating their notebook on their device) for making and studying their vocabulary and noun, adjective, and verb charts. This tool is key to learning and remembering word endings and the meanings of the root words, as well as translating. Always bring this to class! After class, I will send via Outschool message a copy of the slide show as well as a vocabulary list and translation practice. Consider this their textbook/workbook for this course. You can print it out or keep it digitally. I can send it in either Office format (docx or pptx), Apple format (keynote/pages), or as Google links (docs/slides). Let me know your preference.
Informal assessments are sent after class.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I draw from Wheelock 7th edition text, A Latin Grammar, 38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Wheelock, Lingua Latina Pars 1, Cambridge Book 1 & 2, Oxford Course 1, Minimus Book 1 & 2, Latin for Beginners, (among others) and my own studies. We use Latin Wiktionary as a free online source (dictionary), Latin-Is-Simple (a free online vocabulary/parsing tool), and the Oxford Latin Dictionary. No external account is necessary for the student.