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Classical Education Myth #2: It’s all about teaching dead languages.

by Jennifer
Wednesday, 04 December, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
The most common objection I hear from my students about Latin is—drum roll, please—why do I have to work so hard to study a dead language? I have two answers to this issue. The first answer is that most students quickly discover that Latin is really alive and well. I...
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Why Study Latin?

by Matt
Monday, 11 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Why Study Latin—The Tutor’s View by Matt Bianco   In the summer of 2012, I had a conversation with one of my rising Challenge IV students and her family. She wanted to quit the study of Latin in her final year of homeschooling with Classical Conversations. We met and I...
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English to Latin... The Most Rhetorical Assignments

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When you think about the trivium in any subject, the rhetorical level is the level in which you should show the most mastery of the subject. Latin is no exception. During the grammar stage of Latin you memorize the endings and the vocabulary. The dialectic stage...
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How to Study a Latin Verb

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I admit it has been many years since I studied a Latin verb for the first time. However, I recently had the opportunity to work on Greek verbs in the present tense with one of my friends. It reminded me of two things: first, Greek is so much easier to learn after...
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Latin Pronouns: It is sad that the Romans did not have a computer that could bold!

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I hope that everyone is enjoying this school year. I thought that I would spend a few months talking about Latin parts of speech (if you have an article idea, please e-mail me at   It is always good to start with our native language. We...
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