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Why you should study Latin, and the best way to learn Latin.


WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY LATIN?

Latin serves as an access ramp to the Romance languages, e.g., Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French (and Romanian), and is the key to understanding much of the English. It opens up the richness of the ancient Roman plays, poetry, and other literature.

Why study Latin?



HOW BEST TO LEARN LATIN?

If you have the time, resources, energy, and inclination, you can pursue the study of Latin through any number of fine institutions of higher learning, such as The Summer Foreign Language Institute at at the University of Virginia. This program covers two years of study in one summer of intensive Latin. Other such programs include . . .


  1. U.C.L.A.
  2. University of Chicago
  3. Yale University
  4. Baylor University



Latin internet resources include . . .


  1. Cornell Latin Links
  2. Favorite Latin Links
  3. Languages-on-the-Web
  4. KET Distance Learning
  5. KET Latin Links
  6. Searchable lexicon from the Perseus project
  7. Textkit--Greek and Latin Learning Tools with downloadable grammars and texts.



For a popular Latin textbook, try . . .

Wheelock's Latin
Wheelock's Latin

Workbook for Wheelock's Latin
Workbook for Wheelock's Latin

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