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Lingua Latina Secunda

Lingua Latina Secunda
Section A:
08/19/2024 - 05/09/2025
Full Year
1.0 credits in Languages
Grades 6-8

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About the course

We will start with Picta Dicta Latin Primer II and then read some of Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina per se Illustrata (i.e. The Latin Language Shown Through Itself). These Latin curricula focus on learning the logic of Latin by putting the grammar in the perspective of stories. For this reason, the texts are all in Latin (that’s right, no English!) and we only translate to check understanding. This helps teach Latin as a coherent language, and this fluidity gives the students the tools to write and speak their own Latin sentences.

The innovative Picta Dicta curriculum contains both an online app and a textbook, Latin Primer II. Students will do most of the app exercises/games as homework, and these need to be completed before class time. As Latin is cumulative, students are expected to review regularly and to ask questions if a former concept is forgotten.

Students will spend about 1-2 hours each week completing the Picta Dicta work outside of class.

Course Objectives

  1. Learn Latin vocabulary through pictures & stories
  2. Learn Latin grammar by seeing the patterns and using it in the context of pictures & stories
  3. Learn to compose Latin sentences, both written and spoken
  4. Learn to read Latin without needing to translate into English


  • Picta Dicta Latin Primer II (& web-app)
  • Orberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata: Familia Romana
  • Mustelae Muris (Picta Dicta Reader)
  • Marcus Mirandus (Picta Dicta Reader)

About the teacher

Danae Harlow Danae attended New Saint Andrew's College in Moscow, ID, and is on her 11th year teaching Latin to 5th-11th grade and freshmen college students.