Living Latin Online High School: Seniores (Advanced) Section 1

Living Latin Online High School: Seniores (Advanced) Section 1

Living Latin Online High School is an intensive online Latin experience designed to improve high school students’ Latin reading ability by introducing them to the use of Latin as an active, spoken language. Second language acquisition research has proven that speaking and writing a language dramatically increases a student’s reading ability and familiarity with vocabulary and grammar. But Latin has traditionally been taught as a dead, read language. This program changes that, taking advantage of state-of-the-art curriculum materials, innovative pedagogy, and Latin-speaking experts to activate students’ Latin. Living Latin Online High School is a great way for Latin students to supercharge their Latin over the summer in preparation for advanced courses, standardized tests, or entering college.

This course aims to deepen the comprehension and fluency of advanced High School Latin students with an intermediate to advanced proficiency with a combination of an active conversational approach to language learning and advanced texts. Students should have completed three or more years of high school Latin and possess a knowledge of both core vocabulary and advanced grammar, including passive voice and subjunctive mood. In the course, students will read and discuss complex texts, and improve their ease of speaking and composing through engaging activities.  

8:00am-10:00am EDT


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Laurie Duncan

Laurie Duncan received a book about Pompeii in the fourth grade and became fascinated by the Romans. After her Bachelor's in Classics at the University of Virginia, she has worked for sixteen years as a classroom teacher, private tutor, and consultant. Laurie studied twice with Fr. Reginald Foster and has attended multiple conventicula. Recently she obtained a Master's in Education, focused on language pedagogy. Her interests include conversational Latin use, Roman epitaphs, ancient portraiture, the history of education, and Gregorian chant.