Latin 1 is designed to enable participants to learn the skills associated with all language learning—vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation and speaking, reading, and writing. Participants will also learn how an inflected language works, and gain competency in translating short, abridged stories and passages from classical authors such as Pliny, Cicero, and Tacitus. Members will memorize dozens of Latin words, many of which have English derivations, so they will be easily recognizable. We will learn to think about words and sentences as puzzles to be unraveled; if you like breaking codes and ciphers, you will particularly like this part of the class. Required text: Wheelock’s Latin 7th Edition, Richard A. LaFleu, ISBN: 9780060784232. Cost: from $7 (used)
Helen Bodel (firstname.lastname@example.org) taught Latin and Greek for seventeen years at Princeton Day School in New Jersey. Prior to moving to New Jersey, Helen taught Latin, Ancient and Modern Greek, history, and English in the Boston area.