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    Nov 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend taking Latin 1. It has helped me in many ways through the years since I have taken this course. First of all, it has helped me understand English far better than I did before. By learning the grammar of Latin, I more fully understand English grammar. I also have a far wider vernacular because many English words come from Latin. This helped on the ACT and the SAT because when I came across a word that I didn't know, I could compare it to similar Latin words and gather the definition from that. Also, if you want to learn any of the Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian), Latin is a great foundation to build upon. So, learning Latin is a valuable experience because you can get a lot of good out of it. However, there are some things you should note about Latin 1 before you take it. You cannot take this course and expect to learn it without work. It is not difficult, but it can become overwhelming if you don't memorize the vocabulary and grammar quickly. Don't give up! Keep working and you will get it, even if it doesn't make sense at first. If you don't understand it, go to your teacher and ask for assistance. Latin 1 is a wonderful course to take. It helps in practical ways throughout your life, especially while you are in school. It might not be easy at first, but you can understand it if you persevere!

    Course highlights:

    Latin 1 has taught me many things. I understand English grammar a lot better because I am familiar with Latin grammar. Understanding unfamiliar English words is easier because many of our words come from Latin and are very similar. This course is extremely satisfying when you realize what you have accomplished and can read basic Latin sentences and when you see what help it has been to your English skills.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study the vocabulary until you can recite it while you sleep. If you don't know what the words mean, you will be lost when you start to learn how to decline and conjugate them or to create more complicated sentence structures. Also, the grammar is crucial. I did not take it seriously and when I took Latin 3, I had a very hard time trying to remember the old grammar and learn the new. However, it is not difficult if you learn it each week and don't let it pile up. Finally, don't give up! A new language always seems really confusing at first, but once you have the basics, it is such a pleasure to behold the fruits of your labors.

    • Fall 2012
    • mom
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Oct 14, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Honestly the curriculum (Henle Latin) was just the worst. The low rating is no fault of Mrs. Tengdin, she did her best (and quite well), but with the boring, repetitive exercising that involved translating text with no imagination or creativity, it was a chore.

    Course highlights:

    Latin, obviously. In all earnestly it did help me realize that English isn't as terrible as I thought. We all know about how ram-shackled English comes across, and while Latin comes across as very orderly, it's just as chaotic. It's a product of evolving over time, and really should be celebrated rather than bemoaned.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Work as hard as you can. In a perfect world you wouldn't have to do it. But you do. if you're gonna suffer through 30 weeks of Latin, might as well make the best out of it, right?

    • Fall 2015
    • Pam Tengdin
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Latin was an incredible journey. I have taken the class for 5 years and cannot stress enough how much it prepared me for other languages such as Spanish and French. It has saved me so many times on science tests, and it is a simple joy to be able to understand the Latin language

    Course highlights:

    Being fluent in Latin is the best part, knowing the ins and outs of this ancestor of the Romance family is a gift not many possess today. Following that, would be the mythology supplement. It gave me a rich understanding of myth, and a deep appreciation for how our ancestors lived.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    I made flash cards and studied them everyday and held conversations with myself in Latin.

    • Fall 2015
    • Fletcher
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts


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