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Lingua Latina 1 (Spoken Latin)

Term: Yearlong 2019–20, September 3–May 22
Target Grade Levels: Grades 7–9; 10th–12th graders welcome (see placement details below)
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
Price: $595.00

Course Sections
Section 1:
M/W 12:30 p.m. ET with Ms. Overy

Preview Session: A preview session will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 2pm EST for those interested in enrolling. To reserve your place, please email: movery@scholeacademy.com. If you can’t attend that day but would like to, or have further queries that are not answered on the course page or in the syllabus, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

New Placement Process: Click to Read
To help ensure students enroll in the correct course levels, Scholé Academy requires most students to complete placement evaluations. Placement evaluations are only provided to students after the corresponding course registration has been completed. The following students will be required to submit placement evaluations: 
  • students who are new to Scholé Academy
  • students who have not completed the previous course level at Scholé Academy
  • students who have not completed the designated prerequisites
  • students who need to demonstrate skills and proficiency necessary for course success 
First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Parents are encouraged to connect with the Assistant to the Principal and/or with the course instructor to make the best enrollment decision for their student. 
 
Registration is not finalized until the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
 
There is a $75 deposit built into the cost of each course. 
  • If a placement evaluation has not been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
  • If a placement evaluation has been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted part of their $75 refund: $35 will be paid to the instructor for the placement evaluation, and the remaining $40 of the original deposit will be refunded.
After May 1, withdrawals are granted a full course refund, less the $75 deposit. Students may withdraw from a course through the second week of classes. After the second week of classes, no refund is given.

The Latin Department is excited to announce that it will be offering a Latin immersion course for 2019-20 academic year. This course is designed for students who wish to spend a year building their fluency in Latin, before progressing on to the next level of the Latin Alive! series.

The course will follow Hans Orberg’s Familia Romana textbook and classes will be conducted entirely in Latin. The direct or natural method works primarily through reading aloud, dialogue, and oral composition, followed by grammatical explanation. Students will enter into the story of the text, learning grammar, vocabulary and syntax orally and aurally in a narrative context.
Please see the course syllabus for further specific information.

Placement: Please read about our new process above.
The course is especially aimed at Latin Alive! 1 graduates of mid-high ability, and Latin Alive! 2 graduates of low-mid ability. Additionally, very able graduates of the Latin for Children series are also invited to attend, upon successful completion of a placement assessment. Depending on whether there is interest from advanced students, a second track may be offered. If you do not fit any of the above categories but would nevertheless be interested in taking this course, please email Miss Maria Overy movery@scholeacademy.com to discuss further.

Syllabus: Click here to view the course syllabus.

High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language.

Preview Session: A preview session will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 2pm EST for those interested in enrolling. To reserve your place, please email: movery@scholeacademy.com. If you can’t attend that day but would like to, or have further queries that are not answered on the course page or in the syllabus, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

*Required Materials:

 

*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.

Maria Overy completed a BA in classics at King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma in theology at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. She is twice alumna of the Accademia Vivarium Novum summer school, a college of the humanities where Latin is the only spoken language. She 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. Currently, she is completing an MA at the Polis Institute, a specialist institution for the teaching of ancient languages in an immersive setting.

As an adolescent she developed the desire to educate herself in philosophy, literature, and the classical languages, and 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 Saint 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. movery@scholeacademy.com

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-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 a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: 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

Red checkmarkZoom: 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. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

 

  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

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