MISS CALLIHAN'S LATIN ONLINE 2006-2007

 

Page Contents

Course descriptions (Introduction to Latin, Latin 1, Latin 2; Introduction to Great Books)
Course and registration information
How the tutorials are conducted
Why study Latin?
About the instructor

Other Links

Other Schola Classical Tutorials courses
Schola Classical Tutorials homepage

Contact Miss Callihan at <emily at turbonet.com>


 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Introduction to Latin – (click here for detailed course description)

 

This course is for students 12-13 years old and older who would like a solid foundation in Latin before starting the highschool Latin I course. It will cover Wheelock's Latin at a slower pace than the regular Latin 1 courses (approximately chapters 1-12). It will emphasize vocabulary, paradigms, and basic grammar. The course will require about 45 minutes to an hour of study time per day (apart from class time) for most students.

 

Section A: Tuesday and Thursday 8-8:50 a.m. Pacific time

Section B: Tuesday and Thursday 9-9:50 a.m. Pacific time

 

Latin 1

 

The Latin I Tutorial covers most of basic grammar and syntax and includes readings in Latin, beginning with short passages about ancient history and mythology and progressing to short selections from many ancient authors, including the Vulgate (Latin Bible). The course will include some cultural and historical study about the Roman and medieval world.

This online class will be similar in textbooks, format, pace, and instruction to  Wes Callihan's Latin 1 course , but will include quarterly tests, memorizing the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostle’s Creed, and they will be provided with help in  preparing for the National Latin Exam in March, if they wish to take it (the NLE is an optional event, in addition to the regular Latin class, which covers some basic Roman History, dress, customs, conversational Latin, common Latin Sayings, ancient Roman geography, etc.).

The course will require about 45 minutes to an hour of study time per day (apart from class time) for most students.   

Section A: Wednesday 8-9:50 a.m. Pacific time

Section B: Wednesday 10-11:50 a.m. Pacific time

 

Latin 2

 

For description, see Schola's Latin 2. In addition the students will be given quarterly tests, will will memorize the Magnificat and the Prologue of the Aeneid in Latin, and and they will be provided with help in  preparing for the National Latin Exam in March, if they wish to take it (the NLE is an optional event, in addition to the regular Latin class, which covers some basic Roman History, dress, customs, conversational Latin, common Latin Sayings, ancient Roman geography, etc.).

The course will require about 45 minutes to an hour of study time per day (apart from class time) for most students.

Prerequisite: Wheelock’s chapters 1-22 or their equivalent.

 

Section A: Wednesday 1-2:50 p.m. Pacific time

Section B: Thursday 10-11:50 a.m. Pacific time

 

Introduction to Great Books

This one year course will prepare students ages 13 and up for Wes Callihan’s Great Books tutorials. Students will learn the historical and cultural context in which the ancient Greeks and Romans wrote, including the important people, places, authors, battles and stories which influenced the authors and content of the Great Books course. The Ancient Greek and Roman World texts will be our anchor texts, supplemented by the Famous Men books, maps and timelines and primary source excerpts which will be provided online, and historical novels (which will be optional throughout the course, but available at libraries everywhere and highly recommended on the syllabus next to the events with which they correspond). The course will require about 45 minutes to an hour of study time per day (apart from class time) for most students. 

Section A: Tuesday 10-11:50 a.m. Pacific time

Section B: Tuesday 1-2:50 p.m. Pacific time

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00-9:50

 

Intro Latin A

Latin I A

Intro Latin A

 

9:00-10:50

 

Intro Latin B

Intro Latin B

 

10:00-11:50

 

Intro GB A

Latin I B

Latin II B

 

 

1:00-2:50

 

Intro GB B

 

Latin II A

 

 

 


COURSE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Instructor: Emily Callihan (click here for information about Miss Callihan )

 

Schedule: We will be following the same calendar as Schola Tutorials, unless indicated otherwise (/internet.htm#Calendar).  See above for days and times.

 

Tuition Fee  
Tuition for 2006-2007 tutorials is $375 per student per course, if registering before August 1.  If registering after August 1st, tuition is $425, whether paid in full at time of registration or divided into payments, and the first payment ($200) must be paid at time of registration along with the deposit.

 

Deposit  
A deposit of $50 per course is required at the time of registration to secure placement (of course the entire fee may be paid at that time but this is not required). Deposits are non-refundable due to server lease commitments.

 

Payment  
1) The deposit paid is credited toward the $375 fee if the balance of the yearly tuition is paid by August 1st (in other words, after the $50 deposit has been paid, a remaining balance of $325 will be due by August 1). So the total paid will be $375 after deposit and balance payments are complete.  
2) Alternatively, the balance may be split into two payments but the deposit will not be credited toward it: one payment ($200) plus the deposit is due by Aug. 1 (total $250 by August 1), and the remaining balance ($175) is due by Dec. 1. (In other words, in this plan, the deposit is not credited toward the tuition but is considered a finance charge, so the total paid will be $425 after deposit and payments are complete. However, the load may be easier if spread over a few months.)

 

Late Fee
  There will be a $25 late fee for payments more than 10 days late. All payments and deposits are non-refundable due to server lease commitments.

 

National Latin Exam : If you would like to be assisted with the National Latin Exam, the fee is $25 (in addition to the tuition). This covers tutoring, research, the application fee for the exam and shipping the exam to your house. The only charge not covered will be mailing the exam back to the NLE headquarters on the day it is taken. The NLE fee can be paid anytime before or on December 1.

 

Required texts: click here to go to the Schola Bookstore page for all required texts.

 

Time requirements: Besides the 2-hours of class weekly, the student should expect to spend about 1 hour per day in preparation.

 


REGISTRATION

The families of currently registered students may begin registering and have registration priority through April 1 at which time registration is open to all. However, please contact us at any time during the year to let us know of your interest as we keep a running waiting list.

Please contact Emily Callihan first by email (emily at turbonet.com) to verify space availability. After availability has been confirmed, then print out the Registration Form, fill it in, and mail to Emily Callihan, P.O. Box 546 , Potlatch , ID , 83855

 



HOW THE TUTORIALS ARE CONDUCTED

Schola's online tutorials, with which Miss Callihan’s Latin courses are associated, are live once-a-week sessions of one to two hours each, running from late August through mid-May, in which the students and tutor discuss the material being studied, go over the students' work, and preview the work for the next week. Using conferencing software, the students and tutor log in to a server address at the stated time for the tutorial and then are able to communicate by talking, typing, and collaborative web browsing to syllabus pages, map sites, image collections, online museums, etc.

The tutorials are supported by web pages for each class which contain all information necessary for that class. These class pages list the course outline, reading and writing assignments and other work, announcements relevant to that class, and additional resources for the students to pursue; the student has access at all times to the class page. Necessary information and announcements are also sent out by email.

Watch the " Schola News " page, and look through the FAQ page for answers to questions you may have. If your Latin questions are still not answered after reading the News and the FAQ, please contact Emily Callihan (emily@turbonet.com) .

 

WHY STUDY LATIN?

Latin was the universal language of western civilization for nearly two thousand years. Many of the greatest books of literature, history, science, philosophy, and theology were written in it; until less than a hundred years ago, educated people in every country knew Latin, and through it classical Greek and Roman culture, and this knowledge influenced everything they wrote. A student who learns to read Latin can engage directly with this immense part of our western heritage without relying solely on translations. Latin has supplied more than 60% of the vocabulary of modern English, so a student who learns Latin will be better equipped to read and write English. Studying any new language requires rigor and precision of thought, so a student who learns Latin will be better able to think carefully and logically; as Latin begins to regain its old standing in the schools, more studies show that learning Latin improves SAT and other achievement test scores. Finally, since such languages as Spanish, Italian, and French, are direct descendants of Latin, a student who learns Latin will have an excellent groundwork for studying those modern tongues.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Emily Callihan has studied Latin for over 9 years with her father Wes Callihan, successfully completed the intensive Latin and Greek courses led by the classical languages professor at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, and continues her studies at New Saint Andrews. She has taught Latin for 5 years in homeschool classes, tutorial sessions, and at Veritas Academy, a classical Christian school in Lancaster, PA. She has studied and taught using a variety of texts, with emphasis on Wheelock's. Her other language experiences include Greek, Hebrew and Italian.

 

Contact Emily at <emily at turbonet.com>

 


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