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Latin Fundamentals for Parents

Latin Fundamentals for Parents
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07/01/2024 - 07/22/2024
Summer Term
0.0 credits in Languages
Grades Adult Education-Lifelong Learning

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About the course

One of the things I hear most from parents whose children are receiving a classical education is “I wish I had had an education like that!” One place where this difference can really make itself known is your child’s Latin study. Maybe you studied Latin so long ago that you’ve forgotten nearly everything; maybe you never studied Latin at all. But now you find yourself in the position of needing to answer your child’s questions about their Latin homework; or worse yet, you are trying to lead them through a curriculum, and are fighting to stay a chapter ahead of them amid your own busy schedule. Wouldn’t it be great to get the sort of solid grounding in Latin that would enable you to answer their questions with confidence, and even discuss with them their favorite parts of the language?

If you don’t have time to learn Latin, but it feels like your kids are going further and further into a world you cannot follow, then this course is designed for you. In 4 meetings you will learn the fundamentals of Latin as concepts: that means that you don’t have to do the memorization work, but you will understand why it is important that your child do his or her memorization. In just one month, you can be prepared to come alongside your child's Latin study confidently and competently.

Course Objectives

Introducing parents to the important concepts driving the Latin declensional system (nouns and adjectives), verb system, and the basics of Latin syntax.

About the teacher

Dr. Junius Johnson Dr. Johnson has more than 20 years of teaching experience, and is currently the executive director of Junius Johnson Academics. He is also a writer and musician.