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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Second Year Latin Online (200)

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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of Latin II.
Class dates: Wednesdays, September 15 to December 8, 2010 (no class Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 11:00 am Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course (Part One). $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent: Students who wish to take this course should AT LEAST be able to decline nouns and adjectives of the 1st through 3rd declensions and work with verbs of the 1st through 4th conjugations in the present tense FROM MEMORY. They should also be able to compose short Latin sentences.
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th. Younger students may enroll as long as they have the prerequisites.
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 story, history, or poem using all the active and passive verb tenses. This will be tested with a final exam.
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.

Latin II, Part One (Second Year Latin)
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