Latin 1

  • Course Description

    Latin 1 is an introductory course to the language of the ancient Romans and the cultures that have used her throughout the centuries. Students will focus on acquiring the fundamental vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to advance in the language. By the end of this course, students will be able to speak and write on a variety of topics. A heavy emphasis will also be placed on acquiring reading skills, as the ultimate goal of Latin is to prepare students to interpret authentic texts from antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

    Suggested Prerequisite
    Minimum grade of C or better in English/Language Arts class the previous semester.

    First Semester Major Units
    1. Family and Self
    2. School and Numbers
    3. Time and the Calendar

    Second Semester Major Units
    1. Home and Geography
    2. Diet and Health
    3. Care of the Home, Technology, and Shopping

    Major Grammatical Foci

    • Agreement of nouns and adjectives
    • Present tense forms of regular 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th conjugation verbs
    • Imperfect verb tense forms
    • Perfect verb tense forms
    • Uses of perfect and imperfect tenses
    • Direct and indirect object pronouns
    • Vocabulary and grammar through Stage 14 of Cambridge Latin Course

    90% - 100% = A
    80% - 89% = B
    70% - 79% = C
    60% - 69% = D
    0% - 59% = F

    Weighted Grading Categories in Latin