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 in the PNEU 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: Lessons begin in August and run through May, meeting twice weekly on Tuesday & Thursday. I am offering two sections for the 2020-2021 school year:
Section I: 1:30-2:20 EST (Tues/Thurs)
Section II: 2:30-3:20 EST. (Tues/Thurs)
WHERE: Live lessons via web conference on Zoom. Course calendar, syllabus, discussions and short assignments hosted in a private classroom on Canvas.
TUITION: $600 for the course*, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee to secure a seat.
*Payable in full by July 1st, or by installment plan. Please indicate your payment preference when you register.