Target Grade Levels: Grades 10–12
Instructor: Mr. Kotynski
Schedule: M/W 2 p.m. EST, 60–75 min.
Students having successfully completed the equivalent of Latin 1-3 are eligible to enroll in Latin 4. In Latin 4, students will apply their Latin knowledge and skills to the task of translating longer passages using Latin Alive! Reader. Students spend most of their time reading and translating original Latin works that span the centuries, from Cicero’s Art of Friendship to Latin ecclesiastical writers (such as Augustine) to historians (such as Bede) to monarchs (such as Queen Elizabeth) to scientists (such as Isaac Newton). This course also incorporates lessons on original Latin poetry and provides historical information about Latin poets.
- This course is designed for students who have successfully completed our Latin 3 course, 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.
High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language.
*Required TextsLatin Alive! Reader: Latin Literature from Cicero to Newton
*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.
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.
from Classical Academic Press