Latin 1

Latin is the language of the Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin will give a comprehensive introduction to Latin grammar. Students will complete the first twenty-eight lessons in Henle First Year Latin. By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an introductory grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding etymology of Latin derivatives; and a reinforced grasp of English grammar through the study of Latin grammar.

Course Description

Topics covered include: Verbs: all four conjugations, indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods; noun cases: nominative, genitive, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; present and perfect tenses, active and passive voices of verbs; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; Sum; Student assignments include daily vocabulary work throughout the year, composition work, and reading & speaking exercises.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

Course Texts
  • Henle First Year Latin, Robert J. Henle, S.J.
  • Henle First Year Latin Answer Key, Robert J. Henle, S.J.
  • Henle Latin Grammar, Robert J. Henle, S.J.


Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 


Course Details:

Section Number


Video Presenter

Mr. Almanzar

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (9th)



Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance


Credits (Type)

10 (Foreign Language)

Transcript Designation