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Latin

OVERVIEW

Choose one of our five programs.

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Cambridge Latin

Elementary • Middle

Develop reading and grammar skills with an emphasis on reading.

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Oxford Latin

Middle • High

Develop reading and grammar skills with an emphasis on grammar.

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Grammar Latin

Middle • High

Take a traditional approach by using a grammar-based method.

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Natural Latin

Middle • High

Take a modern approach by using a reading-based method.

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ASAP Latin

High

Develop reading and grammar skills in the shortest time possible.

Take advanced courses.

Get the help you need. Win awards.

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Latin Literature

Middle • High

Study Latin poetry and prose by famous Roman authors to prepare for international contests.

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AP Latin

High

Study the readings that will be on the exam while reviewing grammar and practicing with real tests.

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Private Class

Elem • Middle • High

We have helped students with all kinds of needs from elementary school to college and beyond.

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Int'l Contests

Elem • Middle • High

Contests are open at all levels, whether you're a beginner or an advanced Latinist beyond AP or IB.

STAGE 1

Choose one of our five programs.

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Cambridge Latin

Elementary • Middle

Our Cambridge Latin Program provides an enjoyable and carefully paced introduction to the Latin language, complemented by background information on Roman culture and civilization. Our materials progress from simple stories adapted from original texts to the original texts themselves. The readings are accompanied by explanations of key language points and are supported by grammar practice exercises. The main emphasis, however, is on learning how to read Latin, not on being drilled repetitively on the finer points of grammar, making Cambridge Latin an ideal program for both elementary and middle school students.

Features

  • The most successful Latin program in the United Kingdom, used by 85% of Latin-teaching schools

  • Immerse yourself in the language and culture of the Roman Empire by learning to read Latin from the very first page

  • Develop reading skills aided by grammar, mainly using inductive over deductive thinking

  • Both Eduqas and OCR examination boards endorse the Cambridge program for GCSE teaching

Low Intensity

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Study at a slower pace in a longer period of time compared to our other programs

Our Curriculum

Finish our program from the absolute beginning to the advanced level in only 2 years.

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Level 1

Beginner

Level 2

Low Intermediate

Level 3

High Intermediate

Level 4

Low Advanced

Level 5

High Advanced

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

720

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete the whole program in five years in middle and high schools

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256

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year and three times a week in summer

  • Complete the whole program in two years in upper elementary and middle schools

4 Ways to Learn

1

PROGRAM STARTING IN FALL

Start in the fall trimester and finish in two years. Classes meet once a week in the school year and three times a week in summer.

2

HEAD START COURSE IN SUMMER

This course is made for students studying abroad or planning on studying abroad to get a head start in Latin. Courses meet five times a week for two weeks during the summer cram session.

3

CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in our program by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

4

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

Cambridge Latin
캠브리지 라틴어
Stage 1
Oxford Latin
옥스포드 라틴어
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Oxford Latin

Middle • High

Our most popular program, Oxford Latin combines the best features of both modern and traditional methods, a balance of both the inductive and deductive approaches to learning Latin. In other words, it provides an exciting introduction to Latin based on the reading of narrative passages and original texts by Roman authors, while an equal emphasis is placed on a clear presentation of grammar with a greater number and variety of exercises. Our materials flow at a quicker pace, a wider variety of complex sentence structures is introduced earlier and at greater length, and the grammatical patterns to reinforce retention are repeated less than other reading-based Latin programs, making Oxford Latin suitable for those middle and high school students eager to learn more quickly and get ahead.

Features

  • A college-level program, our longest-running and most successful at preparing high school students, past and present, score the highest on high-stakes exams like the SAT, AP, and IB

  • Read Latin from the very first page while establishing a solid foundation in Latin grammar, using inductive and deductive thinking in equal measure

Moderate Intensity

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Study at a faster pace in a shorter period of time compared to our other programs

Our Curriculum

Finish our program from the absolute beginning to the advanced level in only one year.

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Level 1

Beginner

Level 2

Intermediate

Level 3

Advanced

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

540

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete the whole program in four years in high school or two years in college

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100

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year and three times a week in summer

  • Complete the whole program in one year in middle and high schools

5 Ways to Learn

1

PROGRAM STARTING IN FALL

Start in the fall trimester and finish by the end of summer. Classes meet once a week in the school year and three times a week in summer.

2

PROGRAM STARTING IN SUMMER

Start in summer and finish by the end of spring. Classes meet three times a week in summer and once a week in the school year.

3

HEAD START COURSE IN SUMMER

This course is made for students studying abroad or planning on studying abroad to get a head start in Latin. Courses meet five times a week for two weeks during the summer cram session.

4

CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in our program by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

5

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

Grammar Latin
그래머 라틴어
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Grammar Latin

Middle • High

Grammar Latin is the perfect fit for the traditionalist at heart, who is most at ease learning Latin as it has been taught for many years. The core of the traditional approach is the study of Latin grammar, presented deductively, and then practiced through various types of exercises–translations, both from Latin to English and vice versa, oral work, and simple original composition. However, when students learn the grammar, they are not simply given forms and charts to be memorized rotely. Instead, they read lessons and literature from the great ancient writers who used the grammar in a meaningful context. The focus on Latin grammar, as well as the emphasis on the philosophical and literary culture of the Roman world, makes Grammar Latin not only a Latin language program, but also a fine introduction to classical humanism and the original writings of ancient authors. Students with an analytical mind whose meticulous natures seek clear and explicit explanations excel in Grammar Latin.

Features

  • A college-level program, thorough and concise, preserving the best features of a time-honored curriculum used for over a millennium while adapting to 21st century demands

  • An excellent choice for those planning on taking Latin exams and participating in Latin competitions at the most advanced level

  • Master the grammar forms and inflections of Latin to prepare for the AP, IB, and other high-stakes exams by using deductive thinking based on rules and logic

Moderate Intensity

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Study at a faster pace in a shorter period of time compared to our other programs

Our Curriculum

Finish our program from the absolute beginning to the advanced level in only one year.

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Compare

540

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete the whole program in three years in high school or one year in college

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100

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year and three times a week in summer

  • Complete the whole program in one year in middle and high schools

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

3 Ways to Learn

1

PROGRAM STARTING IN SPRING

Start in the spring trimester and finish by the end of winter.  Classes meet once a week in the school year and three times a week in summer.

2

CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in our program by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

3

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

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Natural Latin
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Natural Latin

Middle • High

Natural Latin trains students to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but instead by teaching them to think in the language. Grammar and vocabulary are learned inductively through extended contextual readings that provide plenty of repetition and clues for comprehension. The astute student in time absorbs the meaning and does not have to make any effort at mental translation, just as the intuitive child learns to read his own native language, naturally and effortlessly, without being taught the rules of grammar. It is only when the student can read Latin that we study Donatus’s Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Afterward, we closely read the prose and poetry of the most celebrated Latin writers. Students who enjoy reading books in English above their grade level excel in Natural Latin.

Features

  • A scientifically proven method of learning modern languages applied to the ancient tongue, increasingly popular among both high school and college students today

  • Learn Latin in Latin by reading simple stories and intuitively building up your knowledge of the language to read the original prose and poetry of the Romans

  • The ultimate objective is not only to read Latin but also to think, speak, and write in the language with comprehension, fluency, and ease by using inductive thinking

Our Curriculum

Finish our program from the absolute beginning to the advanced level in only one year.

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Moderate Intensity

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Study at a faster pace in a shorter period of time compared to our other programs

Compare

540

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete the whole program in three years in high school or one year in college

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100

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year and three times a week in summer

  • Complete the whole program in one year in middle and high schools

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

3 Ways to Learn

1

​PROGRAM STARTING IN SPRING

Start in the spring trimester and finish by the end of winter. Classes meet once a week in the school year and three times a week in summer.

2

​CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in our program by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

3

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

ASAP Latin
ASAP 라틴어
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ASAP Latin

High

ASAP Latin is reserved for the intellectually mature high school student willing to study Latin rigorously at the college level. Our ASAP program combines the best features of the modern and the traditional methods of learning Latin. From the modern method, we accept that the aim of any Latin course should be the acquisition of reading skills and that everything else, linguistically speaking, should be subordinate to this aim. We also believe firmly in the necessity of learning vocabulary and grammar thoroughly, and so we tabulate all grammar in the traditional form, though the order in which we introduce it is not traditional. The conscientious beginner in ASAP Latin can complete the fundamentals of Latin and rise up to the advanced AP level within a year.

Features

  • An intensive college-level program, most successful at preparing high school students to score the highest on high-stakes exams like the SAT, AP, and IB in the shortest time possible

  • Read Latin from the very first page while establishing a solid foundation in Latin grammar, using inductive and deductive thinking in equal measure

High Intensity

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Study at the fastest pace within the shortest period of time compared to our other programs

Our Curriculum

Finish the whole program at a leisurely pace during the school year, at a quicker pace in the summer break, or at the quickest pace over the winter holiday.

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

540

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete the whole program in four years in high school or one summer intensive course in college

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60

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year, three times a week in one summer intensive course, or five times a week in one winter cram course

  • Complete the whole program in one year, in one summer, or over one winter holiday in high school

5 Ways to Learn

1

PROGRAM STARTING IN FALL

Start in the fall trimester and finish by the end of spring. Classes meet once a week throughout the school year.

2

​WHOLE PROGRAM IN WINTER BREAK

Start and finish over the winter holiday. Classes meet five times a week for two weeks during the winter cram session.

3

WHOLE PROGRAM IN SUMMER

Start and finish over the summer. Classes meet three times a week for ten weeks during the whole summer session.

4

​CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in our program by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

5

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

STAGE 2

Take courses at the highest level.

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Latin Literature

Middle • High

Closely read and analyze Latin poetry and prose for international contests at the highest level and for the AP and IB Latin Exams.

Our students develop essential skills in sight-reading and analysis by examining Latin texts ranging from history, philosophy, and poetry to political speeches, legal arguments, and private letters penned by prominent Romans and Europeans. Here is a sampling of the great writers whose timeless works we study:

Objectives

  • Depending on your reading skills, take two to four short courses from our twelve offerings as prerequisites to our AP Latin course.

  • Take as many courses as needed afterward to prepare for a variety of contests at the highest level.

  • Practice for the prose and poetry passages on the AP, IB, and other high-stakes Latin exams.

  • Develop your reading skills by examining the original writings of Roman authors across multiple genres and subjects from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages.

Course Offerings

We finish each course below in ten classes.

Mythology

Stories of Rome

Latin Inscription

Latin Rhetoric

The Art of Love in Poetry

Letters & Philosophical Musings

History of Rome

Roman Satire

Conspiracy & War

Love & Hate in Poetry

Medieval Autobiography

The Bible

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

120

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet five times every week throughout the school year

  • Complete each course in two to three trimesters in high school or one semester in college

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20

CLASS HOURS

  • Meet once a week throughout the school year or three times a week in summer

  • Complete each course in one trimester in middle or high school

4 Ways to Learn

1

COURSES IN FALL, WINTER, SPRING

Courses are offered throughout the school year in the fall, winter, and spring trimesters. Classes meet once a week.

2

​INTENSIVE COURSE IN SUMMER

Classes meet three times a week during the summer session.

3

​CATCH UP CLASSES

If you missed enrolling in the beginning of the term, you can catch up to others in the course by taking classes twice a week or more. Join any time.

4

PRIVATE CLASSES

Learn one-on-one at your own pace according to your need by taking classes once a week or more. Join any time.

Latin Literature
라틴어 문학
Stage 2
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AP Latin

High

Prepare for and take the AP Latin Exam while competing in international contests at the highest level.
 

College Credit

According to the College Board, students taking AP Latin are typically in their fourth year of high-school-level study. It is equivalent to an upper-intermediate university Latin course, typically taken during the fourth or fifth semester in college. Universities award up to 12 semester hours of college coursework to students who successfully complete the AP Latin Exam. This allows a first year college student to skip 4 semesters of college Latin and study with third and fourth year students pursuing majors and minors in classical studies.

Our AP Curriculum

Many AP Latin courses at both private and public high schools in the US do not complete all the reading requirements on time, leaving students ill-prepared for the exam. Our curriculum includes the critical and in-depth study of all the reading selections that will appear on the exam, with plenty of room to spare for a thorough review in the end, ensuring that our students attain the highest possible score.

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180

CLASS HOURS

  • Partial or no AP curriculum geared toward the exam

  • Partial or no AP practice exams

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120

CLASS HOURS

  • Full AP curriculum geared toward the exam

  • Variety of AP style questions throughout the course and AP practice exams before test day

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

4 Ways to Learn

Our curriculum is split into two courses: AP Prose and AP Poetry. They can be taken in any order.

1

​AP Prose & AP Poetry
in the school year

Start both courses in the fall trimester to finish right on time before test day. Each course meets once a week.

2

AP Prose & AP Poetry
in the summer

Take both courses in one or two summer intensive sessions. Each course meets three times a week.

3

AP Prose in the summer
AP Poetry in the school year

Take AP Prose in the summer and AP Poetry starting in the fall trimester to finish right on time before test day.

4

AP Poetry in the summer
AP Prose in the school year

Take AP Poetry in the summer and AP Prose starting in the fall trimester to finish right on time before test day.

AP 라틴어
AP Latin
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Other Services

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Private Latin Classes
BESPOKE LESSONS

We offer one-on-one Latin classes fully tailored to your specific needs and preferences, from the beginner to the advanced learner.

In the past we have helped all kinds
of students with diverse needs:

Latin homework for middle and high schools

Latin grammar for school tests

Latin literature for school tests

SAT Subject Test in Latin

AP Latin Exam

IB Latin Exam

Oxford Latin Exam

OCR AS and A Level Latin

Cambridge International Latin Examination

College courses beyond the AP level
for high school students

College courses at the upper-division
level for high school students

Latin Bible for theology students

Latin coursework for medical school students

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Private Latin Classes
Other Services

Why study Latin with us?

We learn at a pace faster than prestigious junior and senior boarding schools in the US.

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Accelerated

We teach Latin at all levels, and students master even the finer points of the language to attain the highest scores on high-stakes exams.

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Comprehensive

Rigorous

Our elementary school students study at the middle and high school levels; our middle and high schools students study at the high school and college levels.

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Year after year our students at all levels win top awards in an eclectic range of international contests.

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Effective

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