Latin 4 Intermediate Latin
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Latin Placement Process
For registered students, please anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered in a Latin course to receive a placement assessment. Latin classes have a detailed and specific placement process.
Learn more about the Latin placement process here.
This course offers instruction in Latin grammar and reading, building on the foundation laid in Latin 1, 2, and 3. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Scholé Academy’s Latin 3 course, the Latin Alive! Book 3 text, or an equivalent course of study. In this course, students will complete Latin Alive! Reader, studying at a deliberate pace that aims at mastery and delight. Students will translate the writing of Latin authors from the Roman Republic all the way down to Sir Isaac Newton, while continuing their study of the history and culture of those who wrote. Students will build on their previous Latin grammar and vocabulary while beginning to take ownership in identifying areas of strength and weakness.
Latin 4 offers a diverse set of readings through which the students will review what they already know of Latin grammar and syntax. The goal is to learn to read Latin with facility and get a sense for the variety of genres in which Latin was employed.
Lessons will be supplemented with readings and historical studies that put the language into its ancient context. Parents are encouraged to look through the textbook to get a sense for the variety of auxiliary activities, some of which will be utilized during classes and homework assignments.
Homework will consist of written translations, practice questions, and review for tests. Students will also be encouraged to build their own timeline, based on the historical figures and events we encounter along the way. By the end of the year, they should have developed their own chronological overview.
We plan to read six classical authors (Cicero, Caesar, Phaedrus, Catullus, Vergil, and Ovid) while leaving the remaining readings up to the choice of the students. There is no way to cover all the readings in the book, but we are excited to provide students the unique opportunity to participate in choosing the authors they want to read. The class is designed so that students will be able to transition smoothly to AP Latin Preparation next year. Mastery of previously learned material is of utmost importance.
Note: Classical pronunciation will be used in this class.
High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in a foreign language.
**Placement: **Please read more about the Latin placement process here.
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.
- Latin Alive! Reader: Latin Literature from Cicero to Newton (Student Edition)
- A notebook for taking notes
- Physical flashcards are optional, but may be helpful
The instructors will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as they see best for the learning objectives of the course. Additional materials provided by the instructors may include worksheets, games, and spoken Latin activities. As such, students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.
_Some vocabulary has been modified and the textbook readings adapted. Students should know that we will not be completing every exercise and reading available in the book in class. _
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.
Scanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.
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