Latin Language & Culture: Alexandria and Rome (Cambridge 2, Stages 18-20)
In this 10-week course, students develop Latin grammar and vocabulary skills while studying the significance of Alexandria to the Roman Empire.
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Once per week
over 10 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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This class utilizes the Cambridge Latin Course for its accessible delivery of vocabulary and grammar as well as its depiction of colorful and engaging characters from key periods in the Roman Empire. The goal is not only to give students a solid foundation in the basics of the Latin language, but to engage them so they will retain their knowledge of Roman language and culture and seek to build on it further. This course builds on material taught in my other courses on Units 1 and 2 of the...
Students will expand their command of Latin to include the vocative and imperative form of verbs as well as nouns in the fourth and fifth declension. Cultural background will explore the cultural legacy of ancient Alexandria, particularly in the fields of science and mathematics.
By the time I received my degree in Philosophy and Classical Studies, I had gained skills in four languages and a passion for two of them: Latin and Ancient Greek. In over a decade of teaching Latin, my proudest achievement is the number of students who go on to pursue their own studies in the language through the college level. Each year I have prepared classes to take the National Latin Exam, my students have been rewarded with certificates of outstanding achievement and ribbons for perfect scores. What means so much more than the awards and scholarships, however, is the enthusiasm they express for diving into a subject that is too often dismissed as a "dead language." A treasured memento from one of my classes is a drawing made by a student with the caption: "Latin never, ever, EVER dies!" My goal in teaching it is to ensure that my students' love of it never dies, either.
Homework includes completing readings and exercises as well as a longer independent translation assignment. Assigned work will be done individually and should require approximately 1 hour per week outside of class. Outside review is strongly recommended. Any group work will occur within the class period.
The course utilizes the Cambridge Latin Course, Fifth Edition, Unit 2. Each learner must obtain this independently in order to participate. The book is available from Cambridge University Press starting at approximately $40 new and may also be found (new and used) for a lower price from other online suppliers.
Written work and projects will be evaluated for overall grasp of concepts and mastery of vocabulary and forms. A grade letter may be issued in addition to teacher feedback as required for academic credit. An end-of-course assessment is primarily for diagnostic purposes and is not a determinant of the overall grade.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Roman culture includes potentially sensitive themes (such as conquest and slavery) that will be handled in an age-appropriate manner.
The course utilizes the Cambridge Latin Course, Fifth Edition, Unit 2 (see Learner Supply List). Each learner must obtain this independently in order to participate.
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
27 total reviews
40 completed classes
I have been teaching Latin, English, and Social Studies in the classroom and online for more than a decade, and editing/tutoring for even longer. The most important goal for me is to help students find a personal connection with the topic, whether...