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.