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Students at Arlington Catholic are required to take a minimum of two consecutive years of either a classical language (Latin) or world language (French or Spanish). However, as many colleges favor three to four years of a classical or world language, we encourage the study of a language beyond the minimum requirement.
Why study Latin, a “dead” language? For a start, Latin can help you improve your English vocabulary (50% of English words derive from Latin) and develop your understanding of grammar. Moreover, Latin is the language of law, science and Christian theology. By studying Latin, you also learn about the culture, history, and mythology of ancient Rome.
LATIN 1 – 417
This introductory course is designed for students who have had little or no previous study of the language. The focus is on the pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of Latin as well as the culture, history and mythology of ancient Rome.
LATIN 2 – 418
Building on the knowledge gained in Latin 1, this course continues to emphasize the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Latin as well as the culture, history and mythology of ancient Rome.
Grade 9 placement is determined by the results of the Latin Placement Test given in the spring.