The Latin Language Through Story: Part I

A Natural Method to Learning Classical Latin

As the title suggests, The Latin Language Through Story aims to teach the language through a story which scaffolds in difficulty with each progressing lesson.   Every lesson begins with an introduction to a new grammatical concept(s), and then it puts this new concept into practice in the form a short, recorded reading entirely in Latin.  The story follows a Roman family and their servants as they go about their daily life in the Roman countryside.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the Latin language through a story that scaffolds in difficulty with each lesson..
  • Learn new Latin grammar rules in each lesson..
  • Learn new vocabulary..
  • Learn sentence frames which will help not only in composing Latin but also in speaking it..

Course Content

  • Lesson I – Letters and Numbers –> 2 lectures • 23min.
  • Lesson II – Nouns: Gender and Number –> 2 lectures • 12min.
  • Lesson III – Conjugation of Verbs in the Present Tense –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Lesson IV – Accusative Case of Nouns, Third Declension, and Second Conjugation –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Lesson V – Genitive Case, 3rd & 4th Conjugation, Agreement of Adjectives –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Lesson VI – Ablative and Vocative Case, the Imperative Voice, Prepositions –> 2 lectures • 25min.
  • Lesson VII – The Dative Case and Verbs that Take the Dative –> 2 lectures • 29min.
  • Lesson VIII – Relative Pronoun, Auxiliary Verb, Infinitive, Negative Imperative –> 2 lectures • 31min.

The Latin Language Through Story: Part I

Requirements

  • There are no perquisites necessary for this course, but a decent understanding of English grammar will be helpful..

As the title suggests, The Latin Language Through Story aims to teach the language through a story which scaffolds in difficulty with each progressing lesson.   Every lesson begins with an introduction to a new grammatical concept(s), and then it puts this new concept into practice in the form a short, recorded reading entirely in Latin.  The story follows a Roman family and their servants as they go about their daily life in the Roman countryside.

 

This is the first in a series of courses that will teach the Latin language through one continuous story.  Read along and enjoy learning Latin with Quintus, Sabina, and their children.  The grammar topics in this course include the following spread across eight lessons:

 

  • The five major noun cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and ablative)
  • The present tense of verbs in all four conjugations
  • The infinitive and the complementary infinitive
  • Helping verbs
  • Special verbs with a dative (intransitive verbs)
  • The imperative voice
  • The verb to be
  • The relative pronoun

…and more!

 

This course includes hundreds of commonly used Latin vocabulary words, a Latin-English translation of the course’s story – Fabula Latina – as well as exercise sheets and translation exercises.

 

With nearly three hours of video, plenty of reading, and additional grammar and translation exercises this course is bound to keep you busy and to help you enjoy learning the two thousand year old parent tongue of so many languages spoken today.

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