While there are many options available for studying Latin at home, this course offers a unique and living approach:
A beginning Latin experience tailored specifically for the Charlotte Mason homeschool.
What Does this Look Like?
We approach Latin as a living language, engaging all the senses through reading, writing, hearing, reciting, play-acting, and narrating—to discover how it works.
As we learn the language, we come to know those who spoke it through relationship with a historical family from antiquity.
Mrs. Mason considered Latin a “disciplinary” subject, like grammar, mathematics, and music—which lean into habits to develop skill.
We cultivate intellectual habits through active, oral lessons and meaningful, short assignments—reinforcing learning while respecting student time.
We keep a Latin notebook as a personal resource and record of learning, practicing narration in a variety of memorable forms.
We share examples of work to give freshness of thought and inspire personal growth.
We meet twice weekly for three terms, with classically-themed celebrations, oral presentations and Mason-style exams to conclude each term’s work.
Classes run from August to early May.
In our Living Latin Lessons, I invite students to wade into the deep springs of classical study and explore with pleasure. We pursue Latin relationally, as Mason’s students did—deepening our understanding of the language as a whole before focusing on grammatical details. We learn basic grammar and vocabulary, discover English derivatives from Latin roots, and acquire a classical pronunciation—all while reading Latin from the start! But more than this, our study guides us through an ancient gateway to the foothills of classics and the humanities, initiating an immense number of interests along the way and developing the “historic sense”:
Through live lessons and thoughtfully-assigned “prepwork,” I support each student’s individual progress and challenge them to give their personal best, encouraging active participation and diligent effort—investments that prepare each student to succeed and ENJOY Latin.
Interested? Here Are the Course Details:
WHAT: An introductory Latin course inspired by the philosophy of Charlotte Mason and modeled on living methods applied to Latin study at the House of Education in Ambleside and in the Parents’ Union Schools.
WHO: Middle-grade students (6th-8th) who are…
- New to Latin with at least a year of formal English grammar, OR
- Experienced in some Latin, and wanting to grow in fluency, OR
- Transferring from another Latin program and desiring a more living approach
If you need help determining whether Living Latin Lessons is an appropriate fit for your child’s level of understanding and skill in Latin, please reach out to me HERE
WHEN: Classes run from August to May and meet twice weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays. For 2022-2023, I am offering two levels (1B and 1A), including two sections for new students. Students may opt to shadow a class instead of attending live. You can read more about the Shadow Option HERE. [link to come] Please note: these posted times are tentative, and depend upon final enrollment:
|COURSE (Section)||LESSON DAYS/TIME|
|LLL 1B||Tues & Thurs @ 12:55-1:45 ET|
|LLL 1A (I)||Tues. & Thurs @ 1:50-2:40 ET|
|LLL 1A (II)||Tues & Thurs @ 2:45-3:35 ET|
|Shadow Option||Self-Paced (access for one academic year)|
Students will be sorted into classes based on their age and level, previous Latin experience, and if possible, preferred class time.
WHERE: Live lessons via web conference on Zoom. Course calendar, syllabus, discussions and short assignments hosted in a private classroom on Canvas.
TUITION: $700 for the course. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at registration to secure a seat, and the remaining balance ($600) is due by June 15th.* Tuition funding is available at a special rate for Heartland and Teach-NW Charter students.
*Installment plans are available—three payments of $200 each, due with term exams or by the following dates: June 15, Nov. 1, and Feb. 15. Please indicate your payment preference when you register.