Latin and Classical Studies

Students may begin the study of a classical language in any grade of secondary school. For this reason, levels rather than grades indicate progression. Classical languages are offered at three levels.

Upon graduation, those students successfully completing the 3 Latin credits will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

LATIN

LVL AD1 Latin, Level 1, Academic
This course introduces students to the achievements of the classical world through the study of Latin. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar essential for reading and translating classical texts. English is the language of instruction. Through a variety of enrichment activities, such as presentations, debates, and dialogues, students will explore such aspects of life in the ancient world as trade, commerce, education, entertainment, and social customs while improving their language skills.

LVL BU1 Latin, Level 2, University Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to continue their exploration of the achievements of the ancient world through the study of Latin. Students will read and translate more complex passages in the classical language and will learn the vocabulary and grammar essential for these activities. English is the language of instruction. Through a variety of methods, such as dramatizations, presentations, and hands-on activities, students will investigate aspects of the culture and beliefs of the ancient world, including science, religion, and customs.
Prerequisite: Latin, Level 1, Academic.

LVL CU1 Latin, Level 3, University Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the achievements of the ancient world through the study of Latin. Students will read and translate a broad selection of classical prose and poetry and will learn the vocabulary and grammar essential for these activities. English is the language of instruction. Through a variety of enrichment activities, such as contests, seminars, and re-enactment, students will explore elements of the civilization of the ancient world, such as engineering, architecture, politics, and literature.
Prerequisite: LVLBD, Level 2, University Preparation

 

CLASSICAL STUDIES

LVV 4U1 Classical Civilization, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course allows students to explore the beliefs and achievements of the classical world, which have shaped Western thought and civilization. Students will investigate such aspects of classical culture as its mythology, art, literature, and philosophy, as well as elements of ancient Greek and Latin, through a variety of activities such as dramatizations, audio-visual presentations, and discussions. By reading classical authors in English and examining archaeological evidence, students will enhance both their communication skills and their ability to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied