Have you ever wanted to learn Latin? Few schools teach it any more, and
if you are reading this page, you probably don't live near one of them.
Now you can learn Latin at home in your spare time. For only $250 you can
take one semester of Latin. This fee includes listening to lectures, monitoring
your progress with automated exercises and tests, and meeting with the
instructor in a chat room twice a week. No grade will be entered
for your work, but you will know how well you are doing.
Have you ever wished your children could learn Latin? Studies have found
that the verbal parts of SAT scores have dropped dramatically since Latin
ceased to be taught in the schools. That is because the words being tested
mostly derive from the Latin. Latin has given English its intellectual
vocabulary, which is the vocabulary found in most books of the college
level. Click here to learn how English acquired a
Learning Latin gives the student a historical perspective. You can't study
the language without taking an interest in its speakers. People are still
interested in Julius Caesar two thousand years after his death.
Mary DeForest began learning Latin at the age of 11 and has studied it
for over 40 years, which gives you a sense of her age. She has a PhD in
classics from the University of Colorado. She is the author of one book
and numerous articles on ancient literature and the persistence of ancient
literature in modern writers, particularly in Jane Austen (click
here for her collection). For one project her collaborator, Eric Johnson,
devised a Latinometer that can measure the Latinate density of any piece
of English prose.
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Director, CU Online
of Colorado at Denver