Latin 1A (W9:00)

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Teacher: Helene Ranwez
Date/Time: Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Department: Foreign Languages
Grade Level: Middle School (6th-8th)

Prerequisite: Firm grounding and understanding of English grammar.

Salvete! Welcome to the Latin class! A weekly, Monday class of 90mn. This class and all the activities attached to it will powerfully impact all of your other language classes. Your spelling will improve, and you will certainly see growth in your vocabulary. You will discover, in tracking down the origins of 60% of our vocabulary from Latin a new depth to our most common words. Latin and English grammar compliment and support each other, clarifying obscure points in both languages, all the while strengthening your writing skills. Forays into the history of ancient Greece and Rome and the mythology emanating from these two civilizations will broaden and deepen your understanding of English classics and of Western civilization. Word studies and derivatives are emphasized in all levels.

Classes at this level will cover in grammar: the 5 noun declensions, 1/2 declension adjectives, regular and irregular verbs in present, imperfect, and future indicative tenses, and various points of syntax . Translation patterns and skills will be learned using simple sentence construction, and vocabulary will be memorized to support translation work. We will investigate the history of Rome during the Republic, and delve into the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome as time allows.

Materials needed:

1) Latin Magna Cum Laude a grammar manual which I wrote and which I will make available for sale which compliments the Ecce Romani curriculum. Set of worksheets which are to be used in tandem with the Gammar manual.

2) Ecce Romani  I (any edition). Can be found “used” on Amazon. This series is used through the 8th and 9th grades. 

3) A 2” binder and a small quantity of lined paper

Class size: minimum of 2 students

Tuition: $70/month for 9 months

Supply fee: $25/semester

A comprehensive and detailed handout will be available at the Open House specifically listing material covered in the coming year.


For more information or to set up a time to meet, please email me  helene.ranwez@gmail.com