LATIN reveals a great deal about English and greatly enhances the student’s powers of expression in his native language.
- About 80% of English vocabulary comes from Latin or Greek. English vocabulary tests reveal that students of Latin score higher.
- Latin greatly refines the students understanding of English grammar.
LATIN develops and deepens the student’s understanding of and appreciation for literature.
- A doorway is opened to great classical literature, Virgil, for example.
- The student’s appreciation for English literature grows because literature is filled with classical allusions. A student who understands those has a great advantage.
LATIN provides an understanding of the classical impact on our modern culture.
- We see this in wedding rings, dollar signs, political structure, architecture, the names of constellations and planets, and, of course, in et cetera.
- Consider the Virginia flag motto: Sic Semper Tyrannus
- Consider the Idaho flag motto: Esto Perpetua
LATIN trains the student in the essentials of scientific method: observation, comparison, and generalization.
- Students of Latin are equipped in a methodology of rigorous analysis. This ability is not subsequently limited to Latin.
- Latin trains minds to encounter unfamiliar material, whether in science, literature, art, or any other discipline.
LATIN provides a wonderful foundation for the study of other modern languages.
- Direct descendants of Latin include Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Etc.
- Students are given a very good grasp on how inflected languages work, which include German, Russian, and Greek.
* Text published by The Association of Classical Christian Schools.