This course is designed for students who have a working knowledge of Latin grammar and a good range of vocabulary; they may also have had some previous exposure to the Active Method. By reading Familia Romana and speaking in Latin, students will develop both their knowledge of Latin grammar and their reading fluency. Among other topics, they will consolidate all declensions, relative and correlative pronouns, defective and irregular verbs, further uses of cases and prepositions, subjunctives using the present stem, and a variety of simple syntax including the ablative absolute, the accusative and infinitive, and nominatives with infinitive.
This course is designed for students who have a sound knowledge of Latin grammar and an ample vocabulary but little or no previous exposure to the Active Method. Students may read parts of Familia Romana and/or Roma Aeterna, and also possibly, depending on the pace of the group, selections from some classical authors. By reading these texts and discussing them in Latin, students will immerse themselves in the language, deepening their understanding of Latin syntax and increasing their confidence as readers of Latin authors. All tenses of the subjunctive using the past stem will be covered, as well as the gerund and all infinitives, participles and the supine.