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Course Registration No. LAN-250

COURSE OVERVIEW


     Colleges, and hence STAA, require at least two years of a single foreign language (20 high school credits; 300 course hours total).  We recommend Latin, since it strengthens organized thinking and vocabulary, leads to higher college board exam scores, and teaches Catholic and Classical culture, as well.  There are a variety of Latin programs—Artes Latinae, Wheelock’s Latin, Latina Christiana, and First Form Latin, in that order of preference—but Henle Latin is the Catholic homeschooling favorite.
       Language studies must include oral, grammar, and composition components to satisfy graduation requirements.  High school language courses are to cover in four semesters (300 hours) the material college courses cover in two semesters.
       St. Thomas Aquinas Academy gladly accepts German, Italian, French, and Spanish as alternatives to Latin.
       Submit the Gradebook for Language Study after each seventy-five hours of study and coursework completed until the student has accumulated 300 hours in a single language.

 

COURSE ACCESS

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS


 

Gradebook for Language Study

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1998, 2018. PDF file.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Available as a download from the STAA Student Zone.

 

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Wheelock’s Latin: 6th Edition, Revised

  • Author: Frederic M. Wheelock; revised by Richard A. LaFleur
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0060783710        978-0060783716
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

HarperResource of HarperCollins, New York, NY; 2005; 1956; 510 pages; 40 lessons plus the Introduction; 3 appendices; English-Latin and Latin-English vocabulary lists; written and oral exercises per chapter; answer key obtained separately from www.wheelockslatin.com ; self-tutorial exercises in the back of the book with answer key included.

 

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Latina Christiana Complete Set (Revised Edition)

  • Author: Cheryl Lowe
  • Publisher/Copyright: Louisville, KY: Memoria Press, 2015. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

An introduction to "First Form Latin." Appropriate for Grades 4 through 9. This set includes: Student Book (25 lessons + 5 review lessons), Teacher Manual, Pronunciation CD, Flashcards, and Instructional DVDs. Reissue edition is a new and improved edition that is NOT compatible with prior editions.

 

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First Form Latin "Complete Set"

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2010. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Five units; 34 lessons. Covers verbs (present, perfect; 1st & 2nd conjugation) and nouns (1st – 5th declension). First Form is a great text for all beginners, grades 4 & up, or as a follow-up to Latina Christiana I at any age. The First Form Latin Complete Set includes Student Text, Student Workbook, Teacher Manual, Workbook & Test Key, Quizzes and Tests, Pronunciation CD, and instructional DVD and flashcards.

 

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Artes Latinae Level 1, Book & Audio CD Package

  • Author: Waldo E. Sweet
  • Publisher/Copyright: Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., . .
  • ISBN:        978-0865166639
  • Supplier: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.

The Traditional format package includes Level One - Books One and Two, Audio CD, Teacher's Manual, Graded Reader, Teacher's Manual for the Graded Reader, Reference Notebook (consumable), Test Booklet (consumable), and Guide to Tests.

 

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Henle Latin I, Units 1-5 Set

  • Author: Robert J. Henle
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, . Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Memoria Press

From the publisher's website: "Originally published in 1945, the Henle Latin Series teaches Latin the traditional way. For students who are beginning Latin studies in 9th grade or above, the first half of 'Henle I' along with our 'Teacher Manual' is the perfect beginning Latin program." Set includes: 1) Henle I Text, 2) Henle I Answer Key, 3) Henle Latin Grammar, 4) Henle I, Units 1-5 Teacher Manual, and 5) Henle I Quizzes.

 

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Rocket Language Level 1, 2 & 3 Bundle, Lifetime Access on desktop computer, iOS and/or Android app

  • Author: Rocket Language
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Choose French, Italian, Spanish, or German. Order the Rocket Language access for your chosen language: French,  Italian,  Spanish, or  German.

After completing the first 40 hours of Rocket Language, order a "Practice Makes Perfect: Conversation" workbook: French,  Italian,  Spanish, or German.

After completing 150 hours of study, order a "Practice Makes Perfect: Grammar" workbook: FrenchItalianSpanish, or German.  

Work through an SAT Subject Test booklet after completing three or four semesters of study.

 

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Rosetta Stone Homeschool 24 Month Subscription (Choose Italian, German, French, or Spanish)

  • Author: Rosetta Stone
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Access for a single student for 24 months. Can be used on desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Lessons stay current across devices. Follow your student’s progress with printable reports. Choose French, Italian, Spanish, or German. Order the Rosetta Stone access for your chosen language.

After completing the first 40 hours of Rosetta Stone, order a "Practice Makes Perfect: Conversation" workbook: French,  Italian,  Spanish, or German.

After completing 150 hours of study, order a "Practice Makes Perfect: Grammar" workbook: FrenchItalianSpanish, or German.  

Work through an SAT Subject Test booklet after completing three or four semesters of study.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Artes Latinae Level 2, Book & Audio CD Package

  • Author: Waldo E. Sweet
  • Publisher/Copyright: Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., . .
  • ISBN:        978-0865168046
  • Supplier: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.

The traditional format package includes Level Two - Books One and Two, Audio CD, Teacher's Manual, Graded Reader, Teacher's Manual for the Graded Reader, Reference Notebook (consumable), Test Booklet (consumable), and Guide to Tests.

 

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Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age

  • Author: William E. Linney
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Armfield Academic Press, 2007. Print.
  • ISBN: 0979505100        978-0979505102
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Worktext with 134 daily lessons; answer key is included in the back of the book.

 

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Prima Latina Complete Set

  • Author: Leigh Lowe
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, . .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

The Prima Latina Complete Set includes the Student Book, Teacher Manual, and Pronunciation CD, flashcards, and DVD instruction. 25 lessons and 5 review lessons. For first time Latin students. (There is a simple set that does not include the flashcards or DVD's/$32.25. There are 2nd student workbooks/$12.95.)

 

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Wheelock’s Latin: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock’s Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock’s 6th Edition

  • Author: Dale A. Grote
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 086516486X        978-0865164864
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Bolchazy-Carducci Publ., Inc., Wauconda, IL; 338 pages; 40 chapters correlated to Wheelock’s Latin; can be consumable; answer key included. Softcover. [This book is used for Year I only. It can be used for reference and resource in Years II and III, but is not included in the course plans.]

 

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Wheelock’s Latin: Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised

  • Author: Paul T. Comeau and Richard A. LaFleur
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0060956429        978-0060956424
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Collins of HarperCollins, New York, NY; 2005, 1980; 334 pages; 40 lessons correlated to Wheelock’s Latin; consumable; answer key obtained separately from publisher.

 

 

 


 

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