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Latin

Study Latin at all levels while
competing in international contests.

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PROGRAMS

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ASAP Latin

High

​Take the AP Latin Exam in the shortest time possible with our accelerated program.

Grammar Latin

Middle • High

Master Latin based on clear and distinct rules of grammar using a traditional approach.

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UPON REQUEST

Natural Latin

Elementary • Middle • High

Learn to think in Latin as a living language while immersed in interesting stories.

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UPON REQUEST

Latin Literature

Middle • High

Read and analyze Latin poetry and prose by famous Roman authors in preparation for AP Latin.

AP Latin

High

Study the reading selections that will be on the exam while reviewing advanced grammar and practicing with real tests.

Cambridge Latin

Elementary • Middle

Reading, supplemented by grammar, is the heart of our Cambridge Program.

Oxford Latin

Middle • High

A balanced study of both reading and grammar constitutes our popular Oxford Program.

3 STAGES OF EMERSON'S LATIN

Stage 1

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Master the fundamentals of Latin according to the student’s style of learning while competing in international contests.

Choose a Program

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Cambridge Latin

Elementary • Middle

Our Cambridge Latin Program provides an enjoyable and carefully paced introduction to the Latin language, complemented by background information on Roman culture and civilization. Our materials progress from simple stories adapted from original texts to the original texts themselves. The readings are accompanied by explanations of key language points and are supported by grammar practice exercises. The main emphasis, however, is on learning how to read Latin, not on being drilled repetitively on the finer points of grammar, making Cambridge Latin an ideal program for upper elementary school students.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Complete in 2.5 years or less

The following is a sample only. The student can start at any term. Intensive and Cram sessions may be taken in the summer and winter to complete the course sooner.

Regular Term
2-hour class meets once a week for 10 weeks

Summer Intensive Session
2-hour class meets 3 times a week for 4 weeks

Summer & Winter Cram Session
2-hour class meets 5 times a week for 2 weeks

FALL

Cambridge Latin

101

YEAR ONE

WINTER

Cambridge Latin

102

SPRING

​Cambridge Latin

201

SUMMER

​Cambridge Latin

202

FALL

Cambridge Latin

301

YEAR TWO

WINTER

Cambridge Latin

302

SPRING

401

​Cambridge Latin

SUMMER

402

​Cambridge Latin

FALL

Cambridge Latin

501

YEAR THREE

WINTER

Cambridge Latin

502

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Oxford Latin

Middle • High

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Our most popular program, Oxford Latin combines the best features of both modern and traditional methods, a balance of both the inductive and deductive approaches to learning Latin. In other words, it provides an exciting introduction to Latin based on the reading of narrative passages and original texts by Roman authors, while an equal emphasis is placed on a clear presentation of grammar with a great number and variety of exercises. Our materials flow at a quicker pace, a wider variety of complex sentence structures is introduced earlier and at greater length, and the grammatical patterns to reinforce retention are repeated less than other reading-based Latin programs, making Oxford Latin suitable for those middle and high school students eager to learn more quickly and get ahead.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Complete in less than 2 years

The following is a sample only. The student can start at any term. Intensive and Cram sessions may be taken in the summer and winter to complete the course sooner.

Regular Term
2-hour class meets once a week for 10 weeks

Summer Intensive Session
2-hour class meets 3 times a week for 4 weeks

Summer & Winter Cram Session
2-hour class meets 5 times a week for 2 weeks

FALL

Oxford Latin

101

YEAR ONE

WINTER

Oxford Latin

102

SPRING

​Oxford Latin

201

SUMMER

​Oxford Latin

202

FALL

​Oxford Latin

301

YEAR TWO

WINTER

​Oxford Latin

302

SPRING

​Oxford Latin

303

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ASAP Latin

High

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ASAP Latin is reserved for the intellectually mature high school student willing to study Latin rigorously at the college level. Our ASAP program combines the best features of the modern and the traditional methods of learning Latin. From the modern method, we accept that the aim of any Latin course should be the acquisition of reading skills and that everything else, linguistically speaking, should be subordinate to this aim. We also believe firmly in the necessity of learning vocabulary and grammar thoroughly, and so we tabulate all grammar in the traditional form, though the order in which we introduce it is not traditional. The conscientious beginner in ASAP Latin can complete the fundamentals of Latin and rise up to the advanced AP level within a year.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Complete in 1 year or less

Intensive sessions may be taken in the summer to complete the course sooner.

Option 1

Regular Term

2-hour class meets once a week for 10 weeks

FALL

ASAP Latin

101

YEAR ONE

WINTER

ASAP Latin

102

SPRING

ASAP Latin

103

Option 2

Summer Intensive Session
2-hour class meets 3 times a week for 5 weeks

SUMMER

ASAP Latin

101+102+103

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Natural Latin

Elementary • Middle • High

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Natural Latin trains students to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but instead by teaching them to think in the language. They learn grammar and vocabulary inductively through extended contextual readings that provide plenty of repetition and clues for comprehension. The astute student in time absorbs the meaning and does not have to make any effort at mental translation, just as the intuitive child learns to read his own native language, naturally and effortlessly, without being taught the rules of grammar. It is only when the student can read Latin that we study Donatus’s Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Afterward, we closely read the prose and poetry of the most celebrated Latin writers. Students who enjoy reading books in English above their grade level excel in Natural Latin.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Complete in 1 year or less

The following is a sample only. The student can start at any term. Intensive sessions may be taken in the summer to complete the course sooner.

Regular Term
2-hour class meets once a week for 10 weeks

Summer Intensive Session
2-hour class meets 3 times a week for 4 weeks

FALL

Natural Latin

1

YEAR ONE

WINTER

Natural Latin

2

SPRING

Natural Latin

3

SUMMER

Natural Latin

4

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Grammar Latin

Middle • High

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Grammar Latin is the perfect fit for the traditionalist at heart, who is most at ease learning Latin as it has been taught for many years. The core of the traditional approach is the study of Latin grammar, presented deductively, and then practiced through various types of exercises—translations, both from Latin to English and vice versa, oral work, and simple original composition. However, when students learn the grammar, they are not simply given forms and charts to be memorized rotely. Instead, they read lessons and literature from the great ancient writers who used the grammar in a meaningful context. The focus on Latin grammar, as well as the emphasis on the philosophical and literary culture of the Roman world, makes Grammar Latin not only a Latin language  program, but also a fine introduction to classical humanism and the original writings of ancient authors. Students with an analytical mind whose meticulous natures seek clear and explicit explanations excel in Grammar Latin.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Complete in 1 year or less

The following is a sample only. The student can start at any term. Intensive sessions may be taken in the summer to complete the course sooner.

Regular Term
2-hour class meets once a week for 10 weeks

Summer Intensive Session
2-hour class meets 3 times a week for 4 weeks

FALL

Grammar Latin

1

YEAR ONE

WINTER

Grammar Latin

2

SPRING

Grammar Latin

3

SUMMER

Grammar Latin

4