GHF Latin Course Descriptions

latinGHF Online is pleased to partner with Justin Schwamm and the Tres Columnae Project to offer Latin for today’s learners!

Conventional foreign language textbooks are filled with long vocabulary lists, grammar charts, and disconnected presentations of language and culture. The Tres Columnae Project breaks with that tradition, and is instead an immersive story-world—or “joyful learning community”—in which students learn and practice vocabulary, grammar, and cultural concepts by understanding and eventually creating stories about culturally authentic characters and situations. If your child likes storytelling, role-playing, gaming, and “deep dives” into interesting topics, Tres Columnae is a natural fit.

Following are the courses we’re currently offering. Register HERE! If you have a child who has previously taken Latin, contact us at info@giftedhomeschoolers.org so we can help you figure out the best placement!

latin IIntroduction to Latin: For learners of all ages who do not know Latin (or think they’ve forgotten everything). This is not your grandmother’s Latin class! Instead of learning vocabulary and grammar in isolation, and then hoping to put it all together on a day that may never come, participants are immersed in the lives and adventures of three very different families who live in the small, beautiful, and ultimately doomed city of Herculaneum in the mid-1st century A.D. By following and creating their adventures as part of the Tres Columnae Project, you will develop deep knowledge, skill, and understanding of the Latin language, Roman culture, and Roman history, plus you’ll learn grammar and vocabulary in a meaningful, enjoyable context.

latin ILatin for Younger Learners: For younger gifted learners with a passionate interest in the language, culture, and history of the Romans. Like “Introduction to Latin,” this course immerses its participants in the lives and adventures of three very different families who live in the small, beautiful, and ultimately doomed city of Herculaneum in the mid-1st century A.D., but we focus on the younger members of the family and some “very human” animal characters. By following and creating their adventures as part of the Tres Columnae Project, you will develop deep knowledge, skill, and understanding of the Latin language, Roman culture, and Roman history, and you’ll learn Latin grammar and vocabulary in an appropriate and unstressful way.

 

Latin FYLIntermediate Latin: Taking Things to a Higher Level: Designed primarily for those who have taken and enjoyed GHF’s “Introduction to Latin” course, but open to others who have the basics, this course takes us on a deep dive into Roman history, mythology, and culture. We will form a Joyful Learning Community and Build Meaningful Things Together as we continue to get to know the Tres Columnae Project characters and create new stories about their adventures. Someone might get married. Someone might discover a long-forgotten secret. Someone might have a real change of character. And Mount Vesuvius? It might just erupt one of these days!

Latin, Level III: Citius, Altius, Fortius: This course continues our deep dive into Roman history, mythology, and culture. After the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their homes, the surviving Tres Columnae Project characters move to different parts of the Roman World for new adventures. As we read and create their stories, we will become ever more proficient with the language, culture, and history of the Romans. Some mysteries will be solved, others will be revealed, and we will begin to explore some authentic, Roman-era Latin literature.

Latin, Level IV: verba vera Romanorum: This course interweaves the Tres Columnae Project stories (and story creation) with related selections from authentic Roman literature. We’ll travel to the ends of the Roman Empire as our characters visit Germania, Aegyptus, Iudaea-Palaestina, and many other places. Mysteries will be solved, true identities will be revealed, and new mysteries will be discovered.

latin IILatin, Level V: plura verba vera: Like Latin IV, this course interweaves the Tres Columnae Project stories (and story creation) with related selections from authentic Roman literature. We’ll travel to the ends of the Roman Empire as our characters visit Germania, Aegyptus, Iudaea-Palaestina, and many other places. Mysteries will be solved, true identities will be revealed, and new mysteries will be discovered. Some participants may choose to follow this course with a class focused on reading and understanding the literature on College Board’s Advanced Placement Latin syllabus and prepare to excel on this college-level examination.

Latin, Level VI: Like Latin IV and Latin V, this course interweaves the Tres Columnae Project stories (and story creation) with related selections from authentic Roman literature. We’ll continue our travels to the ends of the Roman Empire as our characters continue to explore Germania, Aegyptus, Iudaea-Palaestina, and many other places. More mysteries will be solved, true identities will be revealed, and new mysteries will be discovered. Some participants may choose to follow this course with a class focused on reading and understanding the literature on College Board’s Advanced Placement Latin syllabus and prepare to excel on this college-level examination.

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