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Ecce Romani: First Year Middle School Latin, Part One
Live course taught by Debbie Gaudino for Fall 2024 Middle School Latin
 Become strong and confident in middle school Latin through this foundational course and be fully prepared for high school Latin next school year.


Special Notes: This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two offered in the spring. This is a beginner course with no prerequisite – it moves at a faster pace than the Introductory Middle School Latin course.

Total Classes: 12

Class Dates: Thursdays, September 12 to December 12, 2024 (No class Oct. 24 & Nov. 28)

Starting Time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration Per Class: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 8th grade

Suggested Credit: One full semester of Latin

Instructor: Debbie Gaudino, MA

Course Description: Students will be introduced to Latin grammar and vocabulary through the Ecce Romani I-A series. They will also be encouraged to use certain online resources to help them develop good study habits. This course will help prepare Middle School students for High School Latin courses and will explore both Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations.

Course Outline:  

Week 1: Chapter 1: Parts of Speech

Week 2: Chapter 1: How to Translate

Week 3: Chapter 2: Verbs and Subjects

Week 4: Chapter 2: Verbs – Linking, complements  

Week 5: Chapter 3: Nouns and Adjectives

Week 6: Chapter 3: Translation and Review

Week 7: Chapter 4: Direct Objects

Week 8: Chapter 4: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Week 9: Chapter 5: Complementary Infinitives, Review

Week 10: Chapter 5: Aeneas

Week 11: Chapter 6: Infinitives and Impersonal Verbs

Week 12: Chapter 6: Nouns and Adjectives, Gender. Review for Final Exam

Course Materials:  Ecce Romani IA 4th Edition ISBN-10: 0133610926 (https://tinyurl.com/a6ytx6b9). A working microphone is required for this course.

Homework: Students will spend 1-2 hours on average per week on their homework in addition to classroom time. There will be frequent quizzes and tests to assess students’ mastery of the concepts learned throughout the semester.

Fee: For all 12 classes: $187 if you register on or before July 15, $207 if you register after July 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

©2024 Homeschool Connections and Debbie Gaudino. All rights reserved. This course is designed by Emily Henry. 

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Course name
Ecce Romani: First Year Middle School Latin, Part One
Debbie Gaudino
Emily Henry
Fall 2024
Foreign Language ➤ Latin
Grade level
Middle School
Course type
Seats available
25 seats available
Seats remaining
19 seats remaining
Start time
September 12th, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET
End time
December 12th, 2024 at 11:00 AM ET
Access start time
August 29th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Access end time
June 30th, 2025 at 12:00 AM ET
Enrollment availability start time
March 14th, 2024 at 11:04 AM ET
Early enrollment discount ends
July 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Late enrollment penalty start time
September 5th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Enrollment availability end time
September 8th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Relative due dates
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Debbie Gaudino is a veteran homeschool Mom. She has taught Latin and Theology at Homeschool Connections for the past three years. She serves her local parish as a Catechist and Spiritual Director and has been a featured speaker at Catholic Women's conferences and retreats for over a decade.

Debbie earned her BA from Fordham University in Soviet Studies and her MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for helping other homeschool families.

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