Why Study Latin
There are 3 reasons Latin has long been considered the one master subject before which all others must bow.
Latin teaches English better than English teaches English. Studies have shown that education based on the study of the child’s own language is inferior to one based on Latin.
The mental discipline Latin instills in students makes it the ideal foreign language to study. The character of the Romans pervades the language they created. Latin is systematic, rigorous, analytic and is clearly superior to other languages in this regard. Like English, modern languages are “lax and individualistic,” reflecting the modern temper of those who speak them. Students simply will not get the same benefit out of studying them compared to studying Latin.
Latin is the mother tongue of Western civilization incorporating the best ideas of the ancient Greeks, and after the conversion of Rome, putting them into the service of Christian truth. With power and precision of classical Latin, Christianity transformed the tongue of conquest into the tongue of conversion, and Latin became the language of the Christian faith for over a thousand years.
The Latin Alive Latin programs at One Day Academy are designed to introduce your student to the rich heritage of the classical tradition as well as improving their study skills and their knowledge of ancient history and culture. Additionally, students will gain the ability to read classical authors in the original language, and will have direct contact with the wisdom and thought of the classical and medieval authors.
Latin 2 is an interactive class which teaches grammar, vocabulary, translating and parsing. It examines Roman culture and civilization in imperial Rome with a focus on political intrigue with the weekly historical readings. The pace is perfect for use at home while maintaining the rigor of a college preparatory class.This is a high school year 2 Latin course.
11 or older
Latin 1A covers the material in the first half of high school Latin 1, and Latin 1B is the second half. After taking Latin 1A and B, students may proceed directly to Latin 2.
Latin 1 is an interactive, online class which teaches Latin grammar and vocabulary through engaging stories based on real people who lived in Pompeii as well as Roman Britain and Egypt. The story line is amusing and well-liked by the students, while historically detailed and accurate. Translation & parsing, historical readings, and oral work are part of every class. The Cambridge Latin course is sufficiently rigorous for college prep as well as easy to use for homeschoolers: it has benefited from 50+ years of revisions. This is a high school year 1 course.