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High SCHOOL Curriculum

Foreign Language Curriculum

Latin I (Henle)

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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.

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.

Latin II (Henle)

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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 study of advanced Latin grammar, as well as an introduction to translation. Students will finish the last fourteen lessons in Henle First Year Latin as well as complete Lessons 1-30 in Henle Second Year Latin.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding the meaning of Latin derivatives; and a reinforced grasp of English grammar through the study of Latin grammar.

Topics covered include: Verbs: all four conjugations, indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods; active and passive voices; -io verbs; deponent verbs; Participles; noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; adjective forms, and the comparison of adjectives; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; Sum, Possum, and Eo; specific case uses and constructions (like the Ablative of Separation); the gerund and gerundive; purpose, Result and Characteristic Clauses; daily vocabulary work throughout the year. Students assignments will include composition work, reading & speaking exercises, and longer translation assignments based upon the writings of Julius Caesar.

Latin III

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Latin is the language of the Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin stresses translation of source texts while reinforcing knowledge of Latin grammar.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding etymology of Latin Related English and Latin words; and an acquaintance with Roman oratory through the study of Cicero.

Topics include: a review of nouns: forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative; review of adjective forms, and the comparison of adjectives; review of verbs: Forms of first, second, third, fourth, and -io verbs in all tenses and voices; review of demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; review of Latin clauses and syntax, including review of direct and indirect questions, purpose, result, and characteristic clauses; review of conditional sentences; review of specific case uses and constructions (like the Ablative of Separation); review of the gerund and gerundive; Student assignments include daily vocabulary work throughout the year, composition work, reading & speaking exercises, study of Roman oratory with political and rhetorical context; reading and translation of Cicero; and reading and translation of excerpts of ecclesiastical Latin.

Latin IV

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Latin is the language of he Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin will give an introduction to translation of source texts will einforcing knowledge of Latin grammar.  By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain: A sound foundation of Latin vocabulary (5 words memorized per day is ideal); An in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; Facility in Latin pronunciation; An expanded English vocabulary by understanding

etymology of Latin related English & Latin words; An acquaintance with Roman oratory and poetry through the study of Cicero and Virgil; Familiarity with Christian poems, documents and Sacred Scripture.

Latin I (Wheelock)

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*Answer key available for free to registered families.

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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 half of Wheelock's Latin textbook.

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 reinforce the student's grasp of grammar through the study of Latin grammar.

Topics include verbs: all four conjugations; noun cases: nominative, genitive, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third and fourth declension nouns; present and perfect tenses, active and passive voices of verbs; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive and intensive pronouns; numerals; relative pronouns; and Sum and possum.

Latin II (Wheelock)

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*Answer key available for free to registered families.

Course Description:

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 and translations. Students will complete the last half of Wheelock's Latin textbook.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; a further understanding 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.

Topics include: verbs: all four conjugations; noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; adjectives, including irregular, comparative and superlative forms; present and perfect tenses, active and passive voices of verbs; deponent verbs; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive and intensive pronouns; numerals; relative pronouns; participles; infinitives; the subjunctive; special constructions like the passive periphrastic with the dative of agent and indirect statement; conditions; gerunds and gerundives; Sum and possum. Student assignments include daily vocabulary work throughout the year, grammar drill exercises, reading and translation exercises, and oral Latin and English derivative work.

Italian I

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Studying a modern language like Italian helps to reinforce the student's grasp of English grammar while learning the language of another culture. This course will aim to help the student have a sound foundation of Italian vocabulary, grammar, and syntax as well as having facility in pronouncing the Italian language. Students will complete the first half of the textbook for high school Italian I credit.

Topics include the Italian alphabet, pronunciation, numbers, calendar; nouns (gender and number), articolo indeterminativo, buono, present tense of avere (to have); adjectives, present tense of essere (to be), articolo determinative, bello; present tense of -are verbs, dare, stare, andare, and fare, possessive adjectives, questo and quello; present tense of -ere and -ire verbs, dovere, potere, and volere, dire, uscire and venire, direct object pronouns, time; preposizioni articolate, passato prossimo with avere and essere, consocere and sapere, indirect object pronouns, using the past participle for the passato prossimo tense, piacere, interoggative; reflexive verbs, reciprocal constructions, advebs, numbers over 100; imperfetto tense, trapassato tense, suffixes.

Student assignments include grammar and translation assignments from the textbook, grammar exercises from the online workbook, conversation, dictation, comprehension, and pronunciation assignments from the online language laboratory, and additional writing assignments.

Italian II

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Studying a modern language like Italian helps to reinforce the student's grasp of English grammar while learning the language of another culture. This course will aim to help the student have a sound foundation of Italian vocabulary, grammar, and syntax as well as having facility in pronouncing the Italian language. Students will complete the second half of the textbook for high school Italian II credit.

Topics include disjunctive pronouns, comparatives, relative superlative; future (simple) tense, impersonal pronoun (si); use of ne, and ci (more impersonal pronouns), double pronouns (direct-indirect objects), imperative; indefinite adjectives, indefinite pronouns, negatives, formal imperative; present conditional, past conditional, possessive pronouns; relative pronouns, infinitive verb constructions, nouns and adjectives ending in -a; passato remoto verb tense, ordinal numbers, volerci and metterci; present subjunctive and its uses, past subjunctive; conjunctions that use the subjunctive form and other uses of the subjunctive.; imperfect subjunctive, trapassato subjunctive, proper choice of subjunctive tense

Student assignments include grammar and translation assignments from the textbook, grammar exercises from the online workbook, conversation, dictation, comprehension, and pronunciation assignments from the online language laboratory, and additional writing assignments.