Salvete: Latin Enrichment in Boston

This class is a unique opportunity for students to get a head start on Latin for when they get to middle school / high school, or provide an opportunity for students to study Latin in the case that their regular school does not offer it. Homeschool students are also welcome to attend.

This course is designed to provide the rough equivalent of half of a typical Latin I course, giving students a strong foundation in reading Latin and expanding their English vocabulary through Latin word study.

Possible ongoing topics of instruction may include: Latin vocabulary and English word roots, basic Latin sentence structure, Roman family relations, life in ancient Pompeii, and more! Classes will be taught in a fun and exciting way, tailored for students in grades 5-8.

Students must be enrolled in grades 5-8 for the 2013-2014 school year.

All class materials, supplies, and textbooks will be provided by Ascanius.

Methods of Instruction

Each lesson will feature a variety of activities in order to enhance the learning of all students in the class. We believe that every student learns in a unique way, and we will address their individual needs by providing a welcoming and supportive environment. A small class size of no more than 15 students will enable the instructor to give individual attention to each student and communicate with parents/guardians about their student's progress.

Our textbook is Unit 2 of the Cambridge Latin Course, a popular textbook for the second semester of Latin I classes in the Boston area. The textbook is designed to help students grow in their ability to read stories in Latin. Each reading depicts daily life in Roman Britain and Alexandria: students will want to stay tuned for stories of danger, loyalty, crisis, and celebration! Textbooks will be provided for all students.

High School Course Equivalency

The aim of Salvete: Latin Enrichment is to provide the rough equivalent of half of a typical Latin I course. However, the pacing and curriculum of Latin I courses vary widely from school to school. Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute provides no guarantees that the course provides the same content as a Latin I course at any particular school.

Questions About the Program

If you have any questions about the material or structure of the course, or are interested in financial aid for the course, please email Matthew Webb. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have!