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If you're hoping to master Latin, Varsity Tutors can help you find a Seattle Latin course that fits with your schedule and helps you improve your skills and understanding of the language. Even though it's no longer commonly spoken, Latin is still a valuable language to learn. Latin is one of the world's oldest languages. Not only are many great works originally written in Latin, but it's the foundation of many of the Romance languages that make up a large portion of the world's languages. Common languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, which collectively make up the native tongue of 10 percent of the world's population, are all rooted in Latin.

Not only is Latin the foundation for many well-known languages, but it helped shape the English language as well. Latin words provide the basis for many well-known words and phrases that still exist today. For example, the Latin word for "end", "finis", has now become the English word "finish". Or perhaps you've heard of "quid pro quo", an expression that means a favor is done in exchange for something else. That's a Latin phrase that's still in use today. In fact, many people use Latin phrases every day of their lives without ever realizing it, because these parts of the Latin language become an integral part of the English language.

Whether you're looking to master a foreign language to earn credits toward your high school degree at Garfield High School or hoping to study advanced-level Latin texts at the University of Washington, signing up for a Seattle Latin class could be a great way to improve your understanding of Latin. Varsity Tutors can help you find a class that works with your busy schedule by allowing you to study at a time that makes sense for you rather than trying to shoehorn it in with all of your other responsibilities. Classes start every month, so when you sign up, you'll be able to get started in working toward your goals quickly!

How can I benefit from a Seattle Latin course?

Whether you're just getting started in your education at Ballard High School or you're in your final semester at Seattle Pacific University, the goal of education is always the same: to prepare yourself for the real world and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. Studying Latin is a great way to do that because it opens the door to several careers that still use the language to this day.

Maybe you've got your eyes on admission to the UW School of Law because you're hoping to become a lawyer someday. Studying Latin is a great way to make that goal more achievable because much of the legal system and legal profession is built around terms and nuances that have their origins in Latin. Many of the ideas that govern our current legal system got their start in Latin, and it's impossible to cite an argument if you don't know what that argument said in the first place.

Or perhaps religious studies at Gonzaga University caught your attention. Latin can be a big help here as well. Decades ago, the Catholic Church operated entirely in Latin. Latin also remains the official language of Vatican City to this day, so if you're interested in understanding and studying the Catholic Church and its teachings, you'll benefit from understanding Latin to be able to read documents from centuries ago that govern the Church and its ideals. As you might expect, taking a Seattle Latin class is a great way to learn to do exactly that.

And if you'd like to explore the world, Latin can help you there as well. If you've ever left North America to visit a non-English speaking country, you might know firsthand that making an attempt to converse in the local language can open doors to things many tourists never get to see or experience. Latin isn't spoken much anymore, but because it's where so many Western languages got their beginnings, an understanding of Latin is a great first step toward understanding Spanish, French, and other Romance languages. You can also use Latin to beef up your vocabulary on your English papers by learning where certain words come from and using that knowledge to make the right word choice in your writing.

What can I expect from a Seattle Latin class?

Unlike in other languages, Latin won't be taught in an immersive style where your instructor speaks only in Latin. As Latin is considered a "dead" language, learning Latin is more about speaking consistently and understanding the written works of the past. For instance, if you're studying the works of Cicero, it's not necessary for you to worry about developing a proper accent. Instead, your instructor will focus on helping you pronounce words consistently and correctly so that you'll hear them in your mind when you read Latin text.

Not only will you be working with a qualified instructor who enjoys working with Latin students, but during your Seattle Latin course, you'll have the opportunity to converse with other students in a low-pressure situation that allows all of you to practice your Latin words and phrases. This can be a great way to develop your understanding of the language and learn how to consistently pronounce new words.

How do I get started with a Seattle Latin class?

If you're ready to find the right class for your needs, Varsity Tutors' educational consultants can work with you to help you find a class that fits into your schedule and allows you to develop your understanding of Latin on your own terms. Whether you're looking to study past works or simply gain a deeper understanding of how modern languages came to be, a Seattle Latin course is a great way to start working toward those goals. We can help you enroll in a class that fits into your schedule, answer any questions you may have about classes, and more. Contact us today to begin your Latin lessons!

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