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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Latin Online for Catholic Homeschoolers (7th to 12th Grade)

Homeschool Connections offers a variety of Latin courses, both as live, interactive classes and also as recorded, independent-learning classes.

Our recorded courses are available through our Unlimited Access! service. You take Latin courses using Jenny's Latin, Wheelock, D'ooge.

Our live, interactive courses this school year also use a variety of texts (Lingua Latina, Wheelock, and Pharr's Aeneid). Here is the Fall 2013 schedule:

(click on course title to register)

Note: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two, which starts in January.
Class dates: Thursdays, Sept. 5 to December 5, 2013. No class Oct. 17 or Nov. 28.
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: No prerequisite.
Suggested grade level: 7th to 8th grade
Fee: $175 if you register on or before Aug. 1, 2013. $195 after Aug. 1st.
Instructor: Christopher Zehnder
Course description: A beginner's course in Latin. Students will learn the fundamentals of the Latin language and develop the ability to translate Latin texts.
Course materials: Volume One of the Lingua Latina series in paperback. Will be used for both semesters.
Homework: Students will work on translating assigned texts, memorizing the paradigms of Latin grammar, and completing exercise assignments. Since learning a language requires frequent exercise, students should study Latin up to an hour daily on school days.


(click on course title to register)

Notes: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two starting in January. Registration is limited to 20 students only.
Class dates: Thursdays, September 12 to December 12, 2013. No class October 31 or November 28.
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 10th grade
Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester Latin or foreign language
Fee: $175
Instructor: Emily Henry, MA
Course description: High School students new to Latin will be introduced to all verb and noun forms and will translate famous Latin anecdotes as well as passages from Wheelock (plus other material supplemented by the instructor). English grammar will be emphasized in addition to discussing Roman history.
Course outline: We will be covering the first twenty chapters in Wheelock (one chapter per week, approximately ten chapters per semester). We will have four class periods in particular that will be dedicated to review, implementation, etc. There will also be a number of quizzes and two final exams (one per semester
Course materials: Wheelock's 6th or 7th Edition.
Homework: Students will translate practice sentences, phrases, and passages provided in Wheelock and the Wheelock handbook (supplemented by the teacher). Students will need to be prepared to dedicate one hour a day to homework assignments and studying forms/vocabulary. The instructor grades the homework.

(click on course title to register)

Notes: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two starting in January. Registration is limited to 20 students only.
Class dates: Wednesdays, September 11 to December 11, 2013. No class October 30 or November 27.
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: One year of Latin, 1-20 in Wheelock's, or equivalent.
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade
Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester of Latin or foreign language
Fee: $175
Instructor: Emily Henry, MA
Course description: Latin II will advance each student toward a more challenging, but rewarding, study of Latin grammar, syntax, and history. Students will learn how to further implement their skills through study, translation, and composition. They will become proficient in both English and Latin grammar. We will also discuss Roman history.
Course outline: We will be covering chapters 20 to the end in Wheelock (one chapter per week; approx.. 10 chapters per semester). We will have four class periods in particular that will focus on review, implementation, etc. There will also be a number of quizzes and two final exams (one per semester).
Course materials: Wheelock's 6th or 7th Edition.
Homework: Students will translate practice sentences, phrases, and passages provided in Wheelock and the Wheelock handbook (supplemented by the teacher). Students will also translate selections from the Latin Vulgate and the Mass. Students will need to be prepared to dedicate one hour a day to homework assignments and studying forms/vocabulary. The instructor grades the homework.


(click on course title to register)

Notes: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two starting in January. 
Registration is limited to 10 students only. 

Class dates: Tuesdays, September 10 to December 10, 2013. No class October 29 or November 26.
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 12:30 PM Eastern (11:30 Central)
Duration: I hour
Prerequisite: Two to three years of Latin, has completed the Wheelock's textbook (Unlimited Access!), or equivalent. Email us athomeschoolconnections@gmail.com if you’re unsure if your student meets the equivalent.  
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade
Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester Latin or Foreign Language
Fee: $185
Instructor: Emily Henry
Course description: This course is an advanced study of Latin for students who enjoy the language, have covered all the basic grammatical concepts, and are still eager for more! We will focus primarily on translation, with a few grammatical pointers/mini-lessons as needed. We will work through portions of Vergil's Aeneid, translating the original epic poem from Latin into English. Students will be required to prepare a certain number of lines for each class. We will cover our translations together, discuss the grammar and syntax, etc. We will also explore other ancient authors such as Augustine and will translate portions of the Latin Mass together. This class may be used as an AP Latin course and will prepare students for college level Latin.
Course materials: Pharr's Aeneid (click on title for ordering information)
Homework: Students will spend 1-2 hours per day (depending on proficiency in Latin) on translations. This course will cover portions of Vergil's Aeneid, the Latin Mass, and St. Augustine. Students will gain practice with both ancient, Church, and Medieval Latin. There will be two exams. All homework graded by the instructor.


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