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Thank you for your interest in our Latin classes. The links below will give you general information about our classes. The second one will also explain what our classes are and are not and what makes ours different from others out there.http://www.seniorlearn.org/classicshttp://www.seniorlearn.org/classics/courses/descriptions.html
Please understand that our classes are conducted on a bulletin-board forum.
We like this style because all posts (comments, explanations, etc.) stay and can be re-read as needed or wanted.
This is an old format on the internet, and one that students need to be willing to adjust to. As with any educational undertaking, students must be self-motivated to want to learn, to be willing to do the work and practice required to master the new grammar and vocabulary of Latin. The information is not sent by email. It's on our website in the form of assignments and a classroom within a Latin area that is open only to those enrolled in the class, the Instructor and her support staff. We do an Orientation a week before the classes start to help the students become familiar with our format and answer any questions they may still have.
Students are expected to do the assignments and either post their responses in the classroom discussion or email them to the Instructor as she directs.
The Instructor is present for the 2 days each week that the class meets for new material. There is practice work to be done on other days. She provides additional explanation, gentle correction, etc. as students post their practice/ drills/translations of the week's work. We try, as closely as possible, to replicate a bricks and mortar classroom.
Students come from all different time zones, so there is no precise time on a given day when you must appear. Students come into the class as their schedules permit. The Instructor will save for the "night crew"...those who can only get on during the evenings...sections of translations or vocabulary or grammar practice so the night crew has work to do that hasn't been posted already by other students.
This is not a "do it when you feel like it" class. The class moves at the pace set by the teacher, based on the students' mastery of the material. For this reason, the entire semester's assignments are not laid out at the beginning. She usually gives a week's assignments in advance, but may change that as students encounter problem areas that need more explanation and practice.
The next classes begin in September of 2017. Enrollment will open in midsummer.
If you have had previous formal academic Latin coursework, it would be necessary during the summer to determine your Latin background before determining if you could enroll in any level above our beginning level. The reason for this is because the Instructor adds a great deal of grammar, history and culture to the class that is not included in the Cambridge
Many of our students who come with some previous formal Latin study find it most beneficial to start at the beginning.
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