Target Grade Levels: Grades 8–10; 11th–12th graders welcome (see placement details below)
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
Course Sections (Choose One)
Section 1: T/Th 11:00 a.m. EST with Mr. Kotynski
Section 2: W/F 11:00 a.m. EST with Mr. Kotynski
Section 3: W/F 3:30 p.m. EST with Ms. Overy
Students in Latin 2 continue their study of Latin grammar and reading, building on the foundation laid in Latin 1. In this course, students will complete Latin Alive! Book 2, studying at a deliberate pace that aims at mastery and delight. Students continue to translate the writings of original Latin authors from the Roman Empire period and learn some of the history and culture of ancient Rome. Students build on their previous Latin vocabulary and are introduced to hundreds of new Latin words and many English derivatives.
- This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Scholé Academy’s Latin 1 course, the Latin Alive! Book 1 text, or an equivalent course of study.
- Scholé Academy administers placement exams in order to get to know each student and find the best learning environment for him or her, as we seek to educate our students well and wisely. After registration, a placement exam will be provided to students who have not completed the previous level of Latin Alive! with Scholé Academy online. Registration is finalized when the student’s placement exam has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
- For students interested in transitioning from Henle Latin to Latin Alive, we generally recommend that students who have completed Henle Year 1 begin with Latin 2, as long as they feel confident with first and second declensions and first and second conjugations. Book 2 will start with a brief review of Book 1. Before making a decision, we encourage you to review the samples we have online for Books 1 and 2, which include the full table of contents.
High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language
“I was struggling to keep up with learning Latin at the rate that my oldest son was learning. Having a knowledgeable instructor is fabulous.” —Rebecca Lavy, Scholé Academy Parent
*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.
**Version 3.0 is required for this course. Older versions of the student edition are not compatible with the course.
HeadventureLand.com is our premier classical education practice site. As students are learning Latin, logic, and other classical subjects, they often don’t get enough opportunities outside the classroom to put their skills to use. With a creative, engaging environment such as Headventure Land, we believe that students will enjoy practicing and strengthening their skills without the need for prompting. HeadventureLand.com has a free Lite Zone corresponding to Latin Alive! Book 2.
Maria Overy completed a BA in Classics at King’s College London and a post-graduate diploma in Theology at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. She is an alumna of the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome, where her love of Latin was ignited, and has taught Latin for the Iris project and for the Oxford Latinitas Project, specializing in the sermo vivus (“living speech”) method of Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina per se Illustrata course. As an adolescent she developed the desire to educate herself in Philosophy, Literature, and the Classical languages, to carve out for herself a Classical education, despite the lack of providers in the UK. She completed a diploma in Perennial Philosophy with the Temenos Academy, during which she came to know and love the principle of learning “from not merely about” the great writers of our tradition. Music is one of Ms. Overy’s dearest hobbies: she has worked in the music department of St. Paul’s Cathedral School, she plays folk and classical violin, and she sings and improvises jazz. Ms. Overy is very excited to share a love for Latin, the key to our literary and philosophical heritage, under the auspices of an institution that aspires to the highest standards in humanistic education.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with an download/upload speed of 5/1Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.
Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use.
To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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