Living Latin Online High School: Seniores (Advanced) Section 2

Living Latin Online High School: Seniores (Advanced) Section 2

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 at least one year of high school Latin, but students who have two to three years of high school Latin will also feel at home in this class. Students will review core vocabulary and grammar, but will also touch on advanced grammar, including passive voice and subjunctive mood. In this course, students will read and discuss the Paideia Living Latin materials as well as authentic Latin poetry and more complex texts, improving their ease of speaking and composing through engaging activities. 

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R J Parsons-McCrackin

RJ earned his M.A. in Classics from the University of Kentucky and Certificate from the Institute for the Promotion of Latin Studies (Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendis), and has over ten years of classroom teaching experience. He has taught a variety of courses for the Paideia Institute since 2021.