Advanced Latin (Latin 5)
Term: Yearlong 2020–21, September 8–May 28
Target Grade Levels: Grades 11–12
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
Section 1: T/Th 11:00 a.m. ET with Eddie Kotynski
Ongoing Enrollment and Placement
- if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
- if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
- if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
- if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.
- If a placement evaluation has not been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
- If a placement evaluation has been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted part of their $75 refund: $35 will be paid to the instructor for the placement evaluation, and the remaining $40 of the original deposit will be refunded.
This course offers instruction in an advanced Latin text: Cupid and Psyche by 2nd century AD author Apuleius. Our goal is read through the text in Latin, discussing the story itself while making certain to understand the grammar and the vocabulary.
Advanced Latin is repeatable. Each year the class will offer a different author on a 3- or 4-year rotation.
Placement: Please read about our new process above.
- This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Scholé Academy’s Intermediate Latin (Latin 4) course, the Latin Alive! Reader, or an equivalent course of study.
- This course requires students to have a good foundation in Latin grammar (Latin 1, 2, and 3) and to be comfortable reading Latin texts.
- Students taking this course must be self-motivated in study and proactive at identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Previous grammatical and vocabulary material will NOT be systematically reviewed, since that is the purpose of an Intermediate (Latin 4) class. However, the teacher will actively be engaging the students and helping them to identify areas of improvement.
High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language.
Syllabus: View course syllabus here.
Required Materials: *
- Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche: An Intermediate Latin Reader (PDF provided). Recommended to print for class.
- A notebook for taking notes.
- Physical flashcards are optional, but may be helpful.
*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.
Edward Kotynski, Chair of Latin Department, grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, where his parents were Bible translators. He attributes his love of languages partly to his parents’ work and his childhood experience. He received his BA in ancient languages from Wheaton College in Illinois in 2004, and his MA in classical languages from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee in 2007. Mr. Kotynski has been teaching Latin and Greek for the last 14 years, mostly at classical Christian schools. He loves sharing his passion for the ancient languages with his students, weaving in historical context and modern connections. He has edited 2 volumes of Latin Alive! for Classical Academic Press and has also been working on their Greek for Children series with Erin Valdez. He is very excited to be joining Scholé Academy this year. Besides Latin and Greek, Mr. Kotynski enjoys playing soccer, unicycling, and playing board games. He lives with his wife, 5 children, and 2 cats, enjoying the craziness of life together. firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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