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Whether you're studying Latin at a local institution like The Ohio State University, Northland High School, Briggs High School, or you simply have an interest in the language, Varsity Tutors can set you up with Columbus Latin lessons to supplement your efforts. Learning a new language is always difficult, and it gets even harder when you're trying to learn a dead language. Not only do you have to deal with all the challenges that normally come with learning new grammar rules and vocabulary, but you have precious few chances to actually practice speaking the language in conversation. That is why so many students seek additional help and resources when studying Latin.

Latin hasn't been widely spoken for hundreds of years, but it is still one of the most influential languages in human history. The language goes at least as far back as the 6th Century BC when it was the language spoken in Latium, the region where Rome is currently located. It is the precursor of the Romance languages Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Romanian, so it is endlessly useful for anyone who wants to learn to speak any of those languages. English has also been greatly influenced by Latin and even uses much of the same alphabet. Latin survives today as the official language of Vatican City and the Roman Catholic Church, and its roots continue to serve as the source for the derivation of new science and medical terminology. Latin may be considered a "dead" language in that almost nobody speaks it as their primary language, but it is clearly more alive than people realize.

Varsity Tutors can set you up with two different types of Columbus Latin lessons. We can enroll you in an online Latin course where you will be able to study Latin in a virtual classroom with a qualified instructor while interacting with students much like yourself. We can also find you a Columbus Latin tutor who can give you private lessons either online through video chat on our Live Learning Platform or in person. New sections of the Latin courses open up every month, so you should be able to find something that fits your schedule. Meanwhile, we have been able to connect students with Latin tutors in as little as 24 hours. Each of these two options has its own benefits, and many students have chosen to take advantage of both of them during their studies.

What Skills and Topics Might Be Reviewed during Columbus Latin Lessons?

Even though Latin shares a lot of similarities with many modern languages, learning how to speak and understand it can still be challenging to many students. For example, the inflections of words are vital to understanding their meaning and how they are used in conversation and writing. The fact that many of the nouns in Latin are gendered has also been known to trip up some students. Gendered nouns can be found in the Romance languages, but the concept is often new to English speakers. Columbus Latin lessons can help you understand these concepts while you also study vocabulary, sentence structure, verb conjugation, adjectives, and pronunciation. You will also learn the difference between classical Latin and vulgar Latin. Classical Latin is the formal written form of the language, while vulgar Latin is the more popular spoken form. There is a surprising number of differences between the two, and vulgar Latin even became the basis of the Romance languages.

The best way to truly master any foreign language is to immerse yourself in it as much as possible, which involves engaging in conversation with others, reading the text, and listening to the spoken language. This kind of immersion is perhaps the best reason to seek out Columbus Latin lessons either from an online course or from a private instructor. These lessons give you opportunities to practice speaking Latin that often don't come up. Once students start speaking and conversing in Latin, many find that it's a bit easier than speaking other foreign languages since there is no pressure to have an "authentic" Latin accent. There are no more native Latin speakers, so there is no way to know how they sound and no need to match their pronunciation. Still, this kind of practice is vital to learning the language. It's the best way to hear words in their proper context and to learn new vocabulary.

How Do the Two Types of Columbus Latin Lessons Work?

Varsity Tutors can either enroll you in an online Latin course or find you a suitable Columbus Latin tutor. The biggest benefit of the courses aside from providing the opportunity to converse with others is that they are entirely online. There is no need to commute to a school to attend a session as long as you have a reliable Internet connection. The sessions themselves can be either two weeks or four weeks, and new sections open up every month. You are somewhat beholden to a schedule if you want to make the most out of these courses, but you can still pick the course that works best with your schedule. When you participate in a session, you will be able to engage with your fellow students and participate in conversations and learning activities. All of this will be overseen by a qualified Latin instructor who can provide you with additional one-on-one help if you need it.

If you would rather focus entirely on private lessons with a Columbus Latin tutor, we can help you find one that suits your needs, often in as little as 24 hours. These instructors can meet with you in person if you wish or they can work with you online via the Live Learning Platform, which includes a virtual whiteboard and video chat. You can set your own schedule with your tutor, who can tailor lessons to suit your needs.

How Do I Get Started with Columbus Latin Lessons?

If you are interested in Columbus Latin lessons either through an online course or private instruction, Varsity Tutors can set you up with the solution that works best for you. Contact us today if you have any additional questions or if you're ready to get started.

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