Latin

HLN is offering Latina Christiana, First Form, Second Form, & Third Form for 2018-2019.

The cost for each class is $500 per student.

  • 97% of HLN grammar and upper students are studying Latin for 2017-2018.

Here is the standard Memoria Press sequence for Latin, starting in third grade:

  • Latina Christiana
  • First Form Latin (Fifth grade and up begins here)*
  • Second Form Latin*
  • Third Form Latin*
  • Fourth Form Latin/Henle I (for translation work)*
  • Henle II, Caesar Prep*
  • Caesar, Meuller AP Caesar lines*
  • Henle III Cicero*
  • AP Caesar/Virgil*

*For high school students, one year of the high school foreign language requirement is satisfied by each of these classes.

Latin Study Session Available: A pay-per-use Latin Study Session will be available on Thursday afternoons during the last segment of the day. You may also enroll for the entire year in this session for a discounted price.

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Latina Christiana – 8:00 to 10:00

This course is a basic introduction to Latin for 3rd to 5th grade students using Memoria Press’ popular Latina Christiana program. It is a simple, step-by-step Latin program that will give your student a solid grounding in fundamental Latin vocabulary and grammar through repetition and review. This course is the perfect introduction to Latin and the ideal preparation for and introduction to the First Form Latin series. Daily work is expected.  To see what is studied in LC, scroll to the bottom of the page. (Grades 3-5)

First, Second, & Third Form Latin (2 hour class) – 8:00 to 10:00

These Latin programs (taken in sequence) cover the Latin grammar comprehensively, instilling mastery that will make your student a successful Latin scholar. The Forms Latin series is based on the method of Latin that was used with elementary grades in the old classical curriculum which provided the foundation of language arts in schools until the beginning of the 20th century, when many schools abandoned Latin. The entire Latin grammar is studied and mastered through the four Forms courses. After Fourth Form, your student will move into more sophisticated translation skills with Henle II/Caesar. To view what is taught in each Form, scroll to the bottom of the page. (Grades 5* and up)

Latin Study Session Available: A pay-per-use Latin Study Session will be available on Thursday afternoons during the last segment of the day. You may also enroll for the entire year in this session for a discounted price.

Prerequisites:

  • First Form-5th grade and up or open to fourth grade students who have successfully completed Latina Christiana and are willing to do daily work.
  • Second Form-successful completion of First Form, 90% or better on final exam required. Submit to HLN Directors upon completion.
  • Third Form-successful completion of Second Form, 90% or better on final exam required. Submit to HLN Directors upon completion.

Materials:

All books and course materials will be purchased by parents. HLN will provide a comprehensive list of Memoria Press books needed for each class along with a single-use 10% off Memoria Press discount code for HLN families.

Resources on the study of Latin: Cheryl Lowe’s excellent article, “The Top 10 Reasons for Studying Latin,” or, if you just want the high-points, Martin Cothran’s article: “Three Reasons to Study Latin.”

Completely optional: Parents who would like to start studying Latin along with their students can purchase the instructional DVDs to follow along at home. Follow the link to the appropriate DVD resources: Latina Christiana, First Form, Second Form, Third Form. Latin study is cumulative, so parents new to Latin should begin with Latina Christiana or First Form. We also recommend you complete your own student workbook and assessments.

HLN is offering Latina Christiana, First Form, Second Form, & Third Form for 2018-2019.

What is learned in each course?

Latina Christina:

  • 1st & 2nd declension nouns
  • 1st & 2nd conjugation verbs (in three tenses)
  • 1st & 2nd declension adjectives
  • Irregular verb to be (sum)
  • English derivatives, vocabulary, Latin sayings, songs, prayers

First Form:

  • Five noun declensions
  • 1st & 2nd declension adjectives
  • 1st & 2nd conjugation in 6 tenses (active voice)
  • Sum in 6 tenses
  • Syntax: nominative and accusative cases; complementary infinitive; subject-verb agreement; noun-adjective agreement; predicate nouns & adjectives
  • Vocabulary and Latin sayings

Second Form:

  • 2nd declension -er, -ir nouns and adjectives
  • 3rd declension i-stem nouns
  • 3rd declension adjectives of two terminations
  • 1st & 2nd person pronouns and possessive pronoun adjectives
  • Prepositions with ablative and accusative
  • Adverbs and questions
  • 3rd, 3rd -io, and 4th conjugations in 6 tenses (active voice)
  • Present system passive of 1st – 4th conjugations and -io verbs
  • Syntax: genitive of possession; dative of indirect object; ablative of means and agent
  • Vocabulary and Latin sayings

Third Form:

  • Perfect system passive of 1st – 4th conjugations and -io verbs
  • 4th declension neuter nouns
  • 3rd declension adjectives of one and three terminations
  • Imperative mood, vocative case
  • Nine irregular adjectives
  • Regular and irregular comparison of adjectives and adverbs
  • Pronouns: 3rd person, demonstrative, intensive, reflexive
  • Active and passive subjective of 1st – 4th conjugations and -io verbs
  • Syntax: apposition; adjectives used as nouns; objective and partitive genitive; subjective in purpose clauses; exhortations; deliberative questions
  • Vocabulary and Latin sayings

Fourth Form:

  • Participles, infinitives, gerunds, and gerundives
  • Deponent verbs
  • Irregular verbs, including eo, fero, and volo
  • Plural nouns
  • Locative case
  • Pronouns: relative and interrogative
  • Syntax: double accusative; relative clauses; sequence of tenses and indirect questions; impersonal verbs; indirect statements (accusative with infinitive construction); gerundive of obligation
  • Vocabulary and Latin sayings