Latin I

Proposed 2019-2020 weekly classes beginning mid-September, held in the Allied Gardens/Grantville area of San Diego

Appropriate for middle and high school students wanting a fun and effective introduction to Latin.

This Latin course incorporates natural language acquisition methods along with grammar to facilitate learning Latin in a more comprehensible, effective and enjoyable experience compared to a grammar-based method alone.

  • Pre-requisite: No previous Latin experience is required. If a student has had some Latin grammar introduction, they will benefit from the difference in approach which relies much more heavily on reading and context to understand and learn vocabulary and grammar. The most important factor to success is an interest in language and a willingness to engage in the method of reading stories to learn.  

  • Text: The course is based on the Cambridge Latin Course (CLC), supplemented with additional reading materials and a Jenney First Latin grammar text provided by the instructor.

  • CLC’s philosophy is explained here. This course does add additional resources to accommodate multiple goals - see Latin Course Offering for more detailed information on class structure, instructor, etc. 

  • Three to four independent study day assignments will be scheduled weekly for students to be prepared for class activities. See Sample Weekly Schedule.

  • Minimum of 5 students.

  • Fee: $390 per semester including materials. A 5% cash discount is applied if tuition is paid at the start of each semester. See payment terms.

Contact Julie Brennan for additional information.