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More so than lower-level courses in Latin, Latin 4 concentrates heavily on the translation of classical Latin passages, and such translation requires a mastery of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Latin 4 does not concentrate on school Latin, or simplified prose designed around a lesson, but rather real Latin prose and poetry from some of the great authors who wrote in Latin, including Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Ovid, and others. Because each writer has his or her own unique style, which may or may not adhere to the syntactical and grammatical rules you were taught in earlier Latin classes, you may find yourself wanting some extra help as you navigate through your Latin 4 class. Varsity Tutors will help you find a certified Latin 4 tutor, who can address virtually any difficulty you have in your Latin 4 class.
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Today, we completed some translations, which I think went really well. On your own, try catching up with numbers and 3rd declension adjectives. As we talked about, writing out paradigms can be very helpful in addition to working through the exercises at the back of the book.
At the beginning of the session, I gave the student a list of basic Latin verbs. We reviewed how to identify conjugations and practiced conjugating and translating a few verbs in the present tense. Next, I gave him a list of Latin nouns and we reviewed recognizing declensions and gender, and reviewed case endings. Then he declined a noun in Latin and translated it.
We are moving very quickly for an introductory Latin lesson, but he is learning fast!
We focused on review of some basic concepts - mainly, declension endings - in addition to working on grammar and translation of Vergil's Aeneid. Constant practice is necessary and I have informed the student that he should be spending many hours reading and re-reading the material for class. He should also make use of online AP Latin Practice Test Questions or SPQR to help with vocabulary and context of the passages.
This past session we reviewed the first through third declensions. We discussed the ending patterns, practiced declining nouns using the Latin Library declension tool, and parsed nouns and adjectives from chapter 1 of the student's textbook. We also discussed parsing strategies if you don't know the dictionary entry for the word, and worked on breaking down words into stem/root+ending. He was struggling to remember the endings, but hopefully all our different forms of review helped activate his memory. I asked him to continue to work on memorizing the third declension, to practice declining words in all declensions, and to work on his chapter 1 vocabulary.
For today's session, we translated some more sentences in the workbook first. The student performed rather well at the sentences, but still struggles a bit with tense and case recognition. Particularly, it seems that she confuses the ablative and accusative. In our next session, I hope to review these case forms again in more detail. After the sentences, I explained to her the concept of the genitive of the whole, and gave her some short Latin phrases to translate which involved the case. I assigned her some work from the book to review this, and we reviewed the declension of duo and tres as a conclusion to this week's session.
I gave the student a comprehensive overview of the most common Latin concepts in the beginning of an introductory course. I started with basic sentences -- "Roma in Italia est" (Rome is in Italy) and took them apart, explaining how nouns and their cases work, going over a chart of the first declension, and making more simple sentences with the nominative, accusative, genitive and ablative cases. I was very impressed by how quickly he caught on to concepts like noun-adjective agreement that aren't familiar from English, and it gives me high hopes for his Latin progress. I also went over various words I thought might be useful --question words, greetings, etc. and I finally went quickly over how verb tenses work and some charts of the first and second conjugation. The student seemed to catch on pretty well as long as I explained everything clearly and methodically. Using analogies to English phrases seemed to help.