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Monday, July 5, 2010

Beginning Latin: Middle & High School: Online Homeschool

Update: This live course has concluded and is available now as a recorded course through our Subscription Service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more:Adult and High School Catholic Online Classes

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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of Latin I.
Class dates: Mondays, September 13 to December 6, 2010 (no class Nov. 1 for All Saints Day)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 9:30 am Eastern (8:30 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course (Part One). $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 12th
High school credit: One full semester credit. Add Latin II, Part Two in the spring for one full year credit.
Course Description:
This course will cover a year’s worth of Latin in two parts, Fall and Spring. The course will focus on the student’s ability to compose Latin, allowing for a greater mastery of the language than what is often found with other approaches that focus on translation. Each class will consist of rigorous grammar drills, a quiz, some history, new grammar presentations, and practice. At the end of the year, the student should be able at the very least to compose a short, simple story using the present and future tenses. This will be tested with a final exam.
Course Outline: To be announced
Homework: Composition, translation, and memorization of grammar charts and rules and of various Roman speeches and Church prayers.
Course materials: Latin for Beginners by D'ooge available for free download at TextKit. Also, Cassel's Latin-English Dictionary is recommended. However, it is not required if you already have a Latin-English dictionary. It isn't available as a free download. It's available in soft or hard cover (I've seen the hardcover at Amazon used for as little as $2.70).

Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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