LAT101: Introductory Latin (Omnibus) – 1st Quarter



Professor: Mr Jacob Terneus

Students: Omnibus

Quarter: Summer Intensive Quarter (Augmester): Monday, August 2, 2021 through Friday, September 3, 2021.

Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, 7-7:45 PM EDT.

Language of instruction: English and Latin

Course description: the video portion of this course will consist primarily of guided reading and guided practice in speaking and listening centered around Hans Ørberg’s famous introductory textbook Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Familia Romana, preferred by active-Latin instructors the world over. These sessions will prepare you, the student, to complete other exercises online which will fill out the learning experience and reinforce what you have learned. We will complete at least the first eight chapters of the textbook. At the end of this experience, you should be able to sustain your part of a simple conversation in Latin, and write a simple Latin paragraph, about the content of the textbook or about similar topics in Holy Scripture, the life of St. Thomas Aquinas, or your own life using the same vocabulary and structures.

Language Prerequisites: none

Other Prerequisites: none

– All materials are available from Hackett Publishing and may be purchased online.
– Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Familia Romana textbook*
– Ørberg’s Colloquia Personarum ancillary reader
– Jeanne Neumann’s Lingua Latina: a Companion to Familia Romana
– Familia Romana Essentials Online e-courseware available from Hackett Publishing. *Images of the main Familia Romana textbook pages are included in the online courseware, therefore investing in the paper textbook, while not strictly required, is nevertheless warmly recommended.

All VSI online courses are taught using Google Classrooms and Zoom. After purchasing a course, you will be sent the necessary invitation links. If the student’s name and email address are different from those of the purchaser, the student’s information must be included in the order notes so that we can add them to the course.

Terneus Syllabus. Aug 2021