While there are many options available for studying Latin at home, this course offers something new and unique:
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.
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.
We meet twice a week for three 12-week terms, with a Mason-style exam concluding each.
Classes run from August to May, with several holiday breaks.
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 assignments, I give supportive feedback on each student’s progress, 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) new to Latin, who have have had at least a year of formal English grammar. Also, students with some Latin experience, who would like to improve fluency with a more living approach.
WHEN: Classes run from August to May and meet twice weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays. I am offering at least two sections for the 2021-2022 school year, though please note: these times are tentative, and depend upon enrollment:
Section I: 1:30-2:20 EST (Tues/Thurs)
Section II: 2:30-3:20 EST. (Tues/Thurs)
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 July 1st.*
*Installment plans are also available—three payments of $200 each, due with term exams or by the following dates: July 1, Nov. 1, and Feb. 15. Please indicate your payment preference when you register.