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Articles by author: Kathy Sheppard

What happened to the Latin language?

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Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a conversational Latin camp online. While studying for the camp, I found out so much that I had forgotten or did not know about conversational Latin. Conversational Latin is different from the Latin we study in academic situations...
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Why should my student take more than two years of Latin

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The answer is not just that it looks good on a college application. Although that is a benefit, the principal reasons are much more important. I have heard people expressing nervousness concerning upper levels of Challenge and Latin. I love all facets of Latin, but...
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Latin Exams

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I wish that this was the crux of my article, but it is not. Latin does do both of these things, but that could be discussed at a later time. This month, I would like to focus on exams your students may take in order to test their Latin/Roman culture knowledge. These...
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How to get unstuck with Latin

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It is essential in order to get the most of your classical education to undertake the study of Latin. It is even more essential that you* and your student understand Latin! What happens, though, when you get stuck? Thankfully, for most of us reading this, we belong to...
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Top Five Reasons to Study Latin

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We all know that the study of Latin helps students with their SATs and that 50 to 60 percent of the English language comes from Latin as well as 90 percent of words that are more than two syllables. We know that Latin increases a student’s vocabulary exponentially and...
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