Latin Classes

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We are offering the following online Latin courses for the 2012/13 academic year:

  • Latin I: Introduction to Latin  Tuesday beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 4.

  • Latin II: Further on the Latin Road  Fridays at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  First class is September 7.

The course descriptions are belowPlease note that class sizes are limited to 12 students.   

Latin I: Introduction to Latin   Click here to enter

The instructor will be Mrs. Anne Van Fossen.  She has a master’s degree in Classics and has 9 years of experience teaching classical languages.

The course will use the Oxford Latin Course [OLC] – a series  commonly used in both high schools and colleges in  the United States.  For Latin I we will be using Part One of the OLC.  Half of the book will be covered each semester.  The OLC offers a good mixture of both inductive and deductive learning.  It includes a clear and systematic presentation of grammar with the regular use of extended readings so students can begin to absorb the patterns of a new language. The narrative passages detail the life of the Roman poet Horace and help students to develop an understanding of a critical point in the history of Rome – the transition from the Republic to the Empire during the times of Cicero and Augustus.   

The text will be supplemented with chants, games, online activities and drills. Online class time is spent in reading Latin aloud, translating with the help of the teacher and the class, and going over homework as a group. Intriguing word histories (etymology) are discovered along the way.

Students will have the option of taking the National Latin Exam in the Spring semester.

Course  Requirements:
Students should expect  to work 30-45 minutes a day to complete homework assignments.
  
Latin I is open to students with little or no previous Latin.
Open to grades 7 to adult or with permission of instructor.

Specifics for
Introduction to Latin:

  • There will be 28 hours of class time each semester. Each class will be 2 hours long and will take place in one of our online classrooms.  There will be 14 weeks of classes.
     
  • The classes will be on Tuesdays beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 4.
     
  • Tuition is $395 per semester.  If you register for both semesters you will receive a 10% tuition discount.  Tuition will be $711 rather than $790.
     
  • Family discounts are available for those who would like to enroll two or more students. The discount is 20% for all students after the first one.
     
  • To take advantage of these family discounts you may enroll by mail sending the appropriate payment.  You can also enroll with us by phone at 1-360-496-0007.  Or you may simply enroll your students here online and send us an email at info@greatbooksdiscussions.org requesting your family discount.  We'll promptly mail a check to you in the amount of the discount.
     
  • The course will continue with a second semester of 14 two hour classes to begin in January.
     
  • Oxford Latin Course Part One will be the student text.  The Oxford book may be purchased from our bookstore here.
     
  • Class size limited to 12 students.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Latin course feel free to write to Mrs. Van Fossen at annevan@west.net .

To enroll:

Step 1:  Email your student's name, address, phone number, email address, and name of the desired class to info@greatbooksdiscussions.org .

Step 2:  Make Payment.  Tuition may be paid securely with a credit card online below or by phone at 800-331-6071. You may also send a check to:

Great Books Discussions
P.O. Box 756
Morton, Washington 98356

Before making your tuition payment please visit our Policies page.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 1- 360-496-0007.  We are happy to speak with you.

Latin I: Introduction to Latin, 1st semester, $395

 

Latin I: Introduction to Latin, both semesters, $711 

      

Latin II: Further on the Latin Road   Click here to enter

The instructor will be Mrs. Anne Van Fossen.  She has a  master’s degree in Classics and has 9 years of experience teaching  classical  languages.


The course will use the Oxford Latin Course [OLC] – a series  commonly used in both high schools and colleges in  the United States.  For Latin II we will be using Part Two of the OLC.  Half of the book will be covered each semester.  The OLC offers a good mixture of both inductive and deductive learning.  It includes a clear and systematic presentation of grammar with the regular use of extended readings so students can begin to absorb the patterns of a new language. The narrative passages detail the life of the Roman poet Horace and help students to develop an understanding of a critical point in the history of Rome – the transition from the Republic to the Empire during the times of Cicero and Augustus.   

The text will be supplemented with chants, games, online activities and drills. Online class time is spent in reading Latin aloud, translating with the help of the teacher and the class, and going over homework as a group. Intriguing word histories (etymology) are discovered along the way.

Students will have the option of taking the National Latin Exam in the Spring semester.

Course Requirements:
Students should expect  to work 30-45 minutes a day to complete homework assignments.
  
Latin II is open to students with previous Latin experience.  Open to grades 7 to adult or with permission of instructor.

Specifics for
Latin II: Further on the Latin Road

  • There will be 28 hours of class time each semester. Each class will be 2 hours long and will take place in one of our online classrooms.  There will be 14 weeks of classes.
     
  • The classes will be on Fridays beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 7.
     
  • Tuition is $395 per semester.  If you register for both semesters you will receive a 10% tuition discount.  Tuition will be $711 rather than $790.
     
  • Family discounts are available for those who would like to enroll two or more students. The discount is 20% for all students after the first one.
     
  • To take advantage of these family discounts you may enroll by mail sending the appropriate payment.  You can also enroll with us by phone at 1-360-496-0007.  Or you may simply enroll your students here online and send us an email at info@greatbooksdiscussions.org requesting your family discount.  We'll promptly mail a check to you in the amount of the discount.
     
  • The course will continue with a second semester of 14 two hour classes to begin in January.
     
  • Oxford Latin Course Part Two will be the student text.  The Oxford book may be purchased from our bookstore here.
     
  • Class size limited to 12 students.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Latin course feel free to write to ____Van Fossen at annevan@west.net .

To enroll:

Step 1:  Email your student's name, address, phone number, email address, and name of the desired class to info@greatbooksdiscussions.org .

Step 2:  Make Payment.  Tuition may be paid securely with a credit card online below or by phone at 800-331-6071. You may also send a check to:

Great Books Discussions
P.O. Box 756
Morton, Washington 98356

Before making your tuition payment please visit our Policies page.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 1- 360-496-0007.  We are happy to speak with you.


Latin II: Further on the Latin Road, 1st semester, $395



Latin II, Further on the Latin Road,
Both semesters, $711
 



 


   


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Anne Van Fossen
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Anne has a master’s degree in Classics and has 8 years of experience teaching classical  languages.

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