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Latin I Part 1
LI.WLL.300709.1.PE
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Latin I Part 1 will introduce students to Latin through stories about the adventures of a typical Roman family. Students will read along while listening to the stories, which will help them practice correct pronunciation. They will discover grammatical patterns by reading the stories and will practice applying these patterns in guided exercises. Excerpts about Roman life and the Roman world, as well as popular Roman myths, will give students a glimpse of the historical and cultural background of Rome and how it relates to our world today.


These courses include auditory comprehension assessments that require students to listen to audio files and to record themselves speaking. For these courses, it is essential that students have either a headset equipped with a microphone or access to an internal microphone within their computers.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Differentiate the word order between Latin and English words.
  • Identify nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
  • Identify adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, subjects, linking verbs, and complements.
  • Identify the patterns of singular and plural subjects and verbs.
  • Explore direct objects, including me and te.
  • Produce the direct object forms of nouns.
  • Distinguish between intransitive, transitive, and linking verbs.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify nouns as masculine or feminine in gender.
  • Utilize the correct adjective endings in sentences.
  • Identify the declensions of nouns.
  • Identify nominative and accusative plural forms of nouns.
  • Use forms of the irregular verb sum.
  • Identify the vocative forms of nouns.
  • Identify the ablative singular and plural forms of nouns.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Utilize infinitives with iubet and docet.
  • Identify infinitives and present tense forms of verbs in all conjugations.
  • Identify regular and irregular imperatives.
  • Utilize the genitive singular to identify the declension and base of a Latin noun.
  • Distinguish whether nouns ending in ae or ī are genitive singular or nominative plural.
  • Explore the use of prepositional phrases with the ablative.
  • Explore different uses of the ablative without prepositions.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify the genitive plural of the third declension -i stem nouns.
  • Identify the third-person singular and plural imperfect verb forms. 
  • Practice the use of adverbs in Latin.
  • Utilize the imperfect forms of sum and possum.
  • Identify the forms of neuter nouns.
  • Practice distinguishing between noun look-alike endings.
  • Read and translate Roman numerals and Latin numbers.

Course Materials

  • Prentice Hall Ecce Romani I (textbook and language activity book)

*Available as an iText course (includes textbook and language activity book)

**NCAA approved