LAT103-C: Introductory Latin (Clericis) – 3rd Quarter


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Professor: Dr. Nancy Llewellyn

Students: Clericis (priests, deacons, seminarians, male and female religious)

Quarter: Fall (Monday, September 20, 2021 – Friday, December 3, 2021).

Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-7:45 PM Eastern Time.

Language of instruction: Latin (with very limited ad hoc English as warranted)

Course description: 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 chapters 14-20 of the textbook in this third quarter. 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 using the same vocabulary and structures.

Language Prerequisites: basic background in elementary Latin; VSI LAT101 and LAT102 recommended

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.

VSI offers a certificate of completion to every student that successfully completes the course.

All VSI online courses can be tried out free-of-charge for the first two classes. Please contact us to request a trial.

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.