Learning Latin might be a lot easier with a Tampa Latin course offered by Varsity Tutors. Latin is an extremely interesting language, and it heavily influenced many of the modern languages we speak today. This language rose to prominence due to the military might of the Ancient Roman Empire. As this empire spread across Europe, the Latin language followed in its path, embedding itself in the society and culture of countless conquered nations. Today, Latin is still used frequently in many intellectual and academic disciplines, such as science, law, medicine, and theology. That being said, Latin is considered a "dead language," which means that it no longer represents any wide community. The Roman Empire would eventually fall, and its language eventually vanished. Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian are all heavily influenced by the Latin language, and they developed after Roman influence diminished in their nations. Eventually, the Latin language that was spoken in their nations transformed into totally distinct languages.
Thanks to its history, there many "fingerprints" of Latin influence that still remain, even in modern English. "Ad nauseam," "et cetera," and "quid pro quo" are all examples of Latin phrases we use in English all the time. Those who wish to learn Latin might be entering into university programs at the University of Tampa, and perhaps these programs involve language requirements. High school students at Plant High School or Robinson High School might also wish to learn Latin. Latin might also be useful if you're going to study law, medicine, or science in the future. Perhaps you realize how useful Latin can be when learning Romance languages in the future. Whatever your reasons for studying Latin may be, a Latin course could really help you develop a deeper understanding of this interesting subject.
There are two types of Latin: Vulgar Latin and Classical Latin. The vast majority of texts and inscriptions we find from the Ancient Roman era are written in Classical Latin, as this was the language of scholars, writers, and nobility. Classical Latin is much more formal and adheres to strict grammatical rules. Vulgar Latin was spoken by the foot-soldiers of Rome as they marched into new territories, colonizing new nations and spreading their language across the world. Vulgar Latin is more varied and informal, and different styles of Vulgar Latin might have varied based on different geographic regions. Although the influence of Latin diminished after the fall of the Roman Empire, Classical Latin continued to be written and spoken well into the Middle Ages. Clergymen, religious officials, nobility, and highly educated people all learned Latin in Medieval times. Documents and manuscripts continued to be written in Latin, and it allowed people from different nations to communicate with each other. In contrast to Classical Latin, very few written documents in Vulgar Latin remain. This is largely due to the fact that Vulgar Latin was considered a language for uneducated, illiterate people. In many ways, the Romance languages are just heavily stylized forms of Vulgar Latin.
What Might A Tampa Latin Course Cover?
Although modern English was heavily influenced by Latin, there are some major differences between the two languages. Your course will cover all of this in depth, and you'll start to tackle some of the more unique and interesting aspects of the Latin language. One of the first things you'll learn is that Latin is a gendered system, but unlike other Romance languages, Latin actually operates with three separate genders. In addition to male and female, Latin uses a third gender called neuter. In addition, Latin places an enormous emphasis on inflections. Generally speaking, inflections communicate most of the information within sentences, such as who's doing what, to whom. Memorizing these inflections and understanding how they work is very important if you want to master this language. In fact, understanding inflections is just as important as developing a strong Latin vocabulary.
Certain aspects of Latin might feel much less challenging. For example, developing an authentic accent isn't really important when learning Latin, as this is a dead language that isn't widely spoken. Pronunciation might also be relatively easy to wrap your head around, especially compared to some of the more challenging aspects of the Latin language. During your course, you'll learn plenty of other important Latin concepts, such as common phrases, grammar, sentence structure, and much more.
How Does A Tampa Latin Course Help You Learn?
These courses are taught in virtual classroom settings. These are fully online courses, and you can access them from anywhere in the world. In many ways, a Tampa Latin course is very similar to learning in a normal classroom. You'll learn alongside other students, and you'll have plenty of chances to interact, voice your opinions, and ask questions. Your fellow students will be doing the same, and you'll benefit from hearing Latin being spoken all around you. The structure of these classroom-based, collaborative learning environments have proven benefits. Each course is taught by a highly qualified, expert instructor. After going through a rigorous vetting and interview process, instructors are chosen based on their communication skills and their overall knowledge of Latin. If you ever feel like you need extra help with any particular subject, you can talk with your instructor on a one-on-one basis.
How Do You Sign Up For A Tampa Latin Class?
These classes are highly flexible, and there are plenty of scheduling options available to choose from. First of all, you can pick between a two-week course and a four-week course. Then, you'll choose exactly when you want to take your classes. It's possible to take classes at night, on the weekends, or any other time that works for you. You can even take your Tampa Latin class during your lunch break! New classes start every single month, so you'll never have to wait too long to get started.
Learning Latin is an amazing opportunity to gain insight into an ancient culture that massively influenced our society today. Make your learning experience fun, interesting, and efficient with a Tampa Latin class. Contact Varsity Tutors today for more information on how to get started.
Jonathan: Tampa Latin course instructor
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Tarah: Tampa Latin course instructor
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Katherine: Tampa Latin course instructor
...in their Post Baccalaureate in Classical Studies program. Since then, I have studied intensive German at the Goethe Institute in Berlin, and received my MSc in Palaeopathology from Durham University in the UK. In addition to this, I am a certified TEFL instructor. I tutor a variety of subjects, but I am the most passionate about reading, writing and history. I am also very passionate about Latin and other languages. I consider myself to be...
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Kayla: Tampa Latin course instructor
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Hilary: Tampa Latin course instructor
...D.C. After working for the Congressman, I went to law school at the University of Florida. I graduated in 2012 and began practicing commercial litigation at a small firm in Tampa. I have worked with children and students through various volunteering activities, including tutoring students while at Vanderbilt. While I tutor a variety of subjects, my favorite areas are standardized test prep, writing, and public speaking. In my free time, I like to garden, hang...
Chelsea: Tampa Latin course instructor
...Latin, as well as a teaching certificate for Secondary Latin and an endorsement in Secondary English. While I was in graduate school at CU Boulder, I worked as both a private tutor and as a tutor for Student Athletic Services. In both positions I helped students improve their grades in their classes (both high school and college), deepen their understanding of Latin and Classical history, further explore Latin outside of the classroom, and complete an...
Jeff: Tampa Latin course instructor
...to my classroom duties, I had the opportunity to serve as an academic advisor, a dormitory housemaster, and an athletic coach. After briefly leaving teaching to help my parents through a series of health crises, I took a position with the Central Regional Middle School as a substitute teacher, where I have discovered a strong interest in working with younger students. Throughout my career I have been recognized and awarded for the skill with which...
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Nikki: Tampa Latin course instructor
...for my outstanding work during my summer internship at a legal publishing firm. I worked for a top defense contracting firm as senior consultant. I also served as a broadcast journalist in the U.S. Army Reserves. I obtained my M.A. in Public Affairs and Reporting: Interactive (Web) Journalism from American University and am currently working on my certification in IEW (Institute of Excellence in Writing). I have been tutoring and teaching at a classical tutorial...
Nathan: Tampa Latin course instructor
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Mary: Tampa Latin course instructor
...and ancient Greek literature) with a concentration in Peace & Conflict Studies; right now I'm taking classes to ready myself for grad school for Psychology. During undergrad, I tutored Latin for the Classics Honors Society and volunteered as an ESL teacher. After graduating, I moved to Spain and built on my volunteer experience by obtaining a TEFL certficate and tutoring and teaching there for the duration of my visa; when I returned to Philadelphia, I...
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