An immersive Latin reader
Living Latin offers beginner-level middle, high school, and college students a fun and rigorous pathway into the Latin language. No background in Latin is assumed: starting from the basics of reading comprehension, the learner will move through a novella, engaging with simple sentences to more complex narratives entirely in Latin. Living Latin in Rome is a digital version of our print textbook of the same name.
A new reading environment – uniquely designed for Latin learners
Our reading environment has been specially designed for Latin language learners. Students can click on any word in the text to instantly view its morphological information. New vocabulary and grammatical forms are clarified by images and simple Latin glosses. Morphology charts are easily accessible on each page of the novella, showing patterns of noun declensions, verb conjugations, and beyond. Additional charts become available as new concepts are introduced from chapter to chapter.
Engaging Grammar Lessons
Every chapter is accompanied by grammar lessons which introduce new language concepts through animated videos and textual narratives.; these in turn are recapitulated in writing. To aid in the retention of these concepts and practice their application, each grammar lesson includes a bite-size quiz.
An assessment also accompanies every chapter of the novella to measure student reading comprehension. After every five chapters, a larger summative assessment recapitulates and tests the learner’s command of the grammar introduced to them in previous chapters, ensuring that they have a solid conceptual foundation before moving on.
History and Culture – Beyond Ancient Rome
In addition to strengthening learners’ abilities to both read and write in Latin, a supplementary course of videos and articles attached to each chapter helps learners to deepen their knowledge of the ancient world by providing them with historical and cultural insight to topics discussed in the text.
Learning Latin in a Modern World
The Living Latin curriculum teaches vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension within the context of a fun and engaging novella. Its sleek and responsive user interface fits a rigorous course of complex grammar into an accessible and approachable package. No other course offers the same depth of engagement in the Latin language: Living Latin in Rome is setting the standard for Latin pedagogy.
Upon completion of the curriculum, students will be able to:
• Fluently read ancient and contemporary texts exclusively in Latin
• Confidently form verbs and nouns in all conjugations and declensions
• Command a vocabulary of the 1000+ most common Latin words, according to the Dickinson College Commentaries Core Vocabulary list
• Recall complex and idiomatic Latin phrases
• [Something emphasizing acquaintance learners will gain with history and culture]
The Living Latin in Rome textbook includes thirty units. Each unit comprises four main components: