Fundamentals of Latin is a transitional class which introduces students with little or no Latin background to the basics of Latin grammar and ancient Roman culture. Designed to ease the transition into Secondary Latin, this class will ground students in Latin grammar basics while showing them the relevance of Latin throughout history and our world today. Students will learn how the inflected language of Latin works by studying three noun declensions, three verb conjugations, adjectives, pronouns, and common Latin expressions. Emphasis is given to Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. The course will also prepare students for the Introductory Level of the National Latin Exam. Students who would benefit from reviewing Latin basics, who are new to Latin or classical education, or who are not ready for Secondary Latin 1 are encouraged to enroll in this course. Students who have worked through grammar-level primers and are confident in their Latin skills should consider enrolling directly in Secondary Latin 1.
The course price includes registration, study sessions, administration, and medal/certificate distribution for the National Classical Etymology Exam, National Latin Vocabulary Exam, and the National Latin Exam.
Suggested Grade Levels: 6th – 8th