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Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus: Intermediate Latin for High Schoolers (Part Two)

In this 10-week course, which is intended for learners who have completed Part One of the Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus series, learners will deepen their knowledge of the Latin language and learn more about ancient Rome.
Kristen Kanipe, M.A.
204 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
14-18
year olds
2-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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I fell in love with classics as an undergraduate. During high school, I had taken a few Latin courses, and I had a genuine interest in the language (as a child, I had even attempted to teach myself Latin from a book, which didn't go so well, but clearly I had an attraction to Latin from an early age!), but it wasn't something I imagined myself pursuing in any serious way in higher education. In the first semester of my freshman year at college, however, due to a mix up with my schedule, I ended up in a Roman history course, and it transformed my world. I was entranced by both the subject matter and the teacher, and when the second semester came around, I made sure to sign up for as many classics courses as I could take. By sophomore year, I was learning ancient Greek and declaring my major in classics. I received my BA in Latin Language and Literature (with an undeclared minor in ancient Greek) from Oberlin College. 

During my senior year of college, I made the decision to apply to graduate school. By that time, I had decided that I wanted to share my excitement for the classical world by becoming a teacher, and given my passion for classics, I preferred to deepen my knowledge of the subject rather than to attend a master's of education program. I received a merit-based classics fellowship from the University of Virginia, from which I received my MA in Classics. 

I have been a Latin language tutor for my entire adult life, I have taught Latin language and literature courses on the college level, and as a teacher at a private school in Virginia, I taught Latin language courses (intro Latin all the way through AP Latin) for middle schoolers and upper schoolers; because the school gave teachers control over course curriculum, I structured my classes so that mythology, Roman history, and classical civilization played an integral role. 

I am passionate about all things classics, and I love what I do. I love to build bridges between ancient Rome and the modern world, to help students to feel connected to a language and a people from which so much of Western civilization stems. I want to see students excited about classics, to feel that they are discovering something mysterious and thrilling, to see the ancient world come to life in front of their eyes!
Students will need to bring to each class a notebook or looseleaf paper, pencils/pens, and a willingness to learn! Students will also need a copy of Wheelock's Latin textbook (7th edition). Students can purchase the electronic/Kindle edition for $10.99 on Amazon, or a paperback copy (a new copy is $16.49 at Amazon; used copies begin at $8.61 at Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Wheelocks-Latin-7th-ebook/dp/B004OVEZ84/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Hardback copies are also available. Students are welcome to purchase any form of the textbook (electronic, paperback, hardback) according to their preferences, but please be aware that the graphics in the electronic version are not as clear as one might like, and I would strongly recommend looking closely at the Amazon preview before purchasing. For students who intend to continue their course of Latin study and enroll in the next course in this series, please note that you will continue to use this textbook.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Kristen Kanipe, M.A.Experienced and Enthusiastic Classicist, Teacher, and Tutor
204 total reviews
222 completed classes

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