The course is intended for beginners, who are interested in the basics of the Latin language and Roman History. Fundamentals of grammar and syntax will be studied, but emphasis will be given to Latin as a source of linguistic performance in other languages, particularly English and Italian.
The main purpose of Latin I is to impart fundamental notions of the Latin language following the text Ecce Romani I. This text tells the story of a Roman Senator’s family as it goes about their everyday’ s tasks. The story of this family living in the outskirts of Rome, introduces the student to the Latin language and teaches the use of the declensions and of the conjugations. The initial concepts are easily approachable and complexity develops gradually so as to permit a step wise development of knowledge on the part of the student.
The study of the indirect discourse and the subjunctive tenses will be reserved for LATIN II.
Prof. Luigi De Luca, recently awarded by the Italian Government for preserving Italy’s prestige abroad (Learn more…), has been teaching for many years Latin courses at Middle Schools and Universities in the area. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Greek and Latin at the Catholic University, after having obtained an M.A. in Latin from the University of MD and an M.A. in Greek from the Catholic University.
Material: Ecce Romani 1. You can buy it new or used on Amazon.com. Please click the Amazon link from our website
Cost: $280 – adults/teens 15 hr. course (with a minimum of 5 students); ICS members: $265; Seniors (65+): $270
When and where:
Fall 2017 term:
Latin for Beginners: Mon. 5:00-6:30 pm for Adults & Teens Register
Advanced Latin : Tue. 5:30-7:00 pm for Adults & Teens Register
Learn more about our Summer Latin Immersion for teens at the end
of July and register here!
Location: The Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814