Teaching Latin

Learning Latin

Learning Latin

Latin may not be a commonly spoken language but its roots, prefixes and suffixes constitute 60 percent of all English words, and many of its terms are still used in philosophy, medicine, biology, religion, government and law. Latin’s online presence is also alive and well. Use the Learning Latin Web Guide to take advantage of the literacy-building attributes of Latin, to better understand the use of Latin in daily life and to find valuable resources for educators.

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Basic Latin

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Conversational and Advanced Latin

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Teaching Latin

Teachers of Latin impart knowledge of not only an ancient language, but of students’ own languages and the way language works in general. Many resources for teaching Latin are available on the Web to help you make the most of this unique opportunity.

Insights for Teaching Latin

  • If your students are wondering why they should study a “dead language,” tell them that students of Latin have higher average SAT scores than students of Spanish, French or German, and that many college admissions officers are impressed by students who choose to take Latin.
  • FindingDulcinea usually avoids recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides we make exceptions to this rule to provide teachers with more options for lesson plans and student activities. Teachers should approach directories with caution and evaluate outside links before using them in the classroom.

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