HSLDA Online Academy | Latin 1

Latin 1

Master Teacher:  Douglas Favelo, PhD

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Douglas Favelo, PhD

MA in Classics, PhD in History, UCLA
BA and MA in History, California State University Fresno

Dr. Doug Favelo teaches Patrick Henry College’s core History of Western Civilization courses as well as upper division courses in history. Prior to coming to PHC in 2010, he served as a lecturer for ten years in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at California State University Fresno, teaching history, literature, and Latin. In July 2010 he helped lead and teach a UCLA study-abroad program in Rome. During his doctoral studies at UCLA, the largest history graduate program in the nation, he was ranked number one all four years. He specializes in Greek and Roman history and literature; his research interests include Italian resistance to the expansion of Rome and the lives of the Christian desert monks of late Roman Egypt.

Dr. Favelo has been heavily involved in the classical education scene for many years, and also in the homeschool community. He has taught hundreds of homeschooled students Latin, Greek, history, and literature, and has spoken at conferences on homeschooling.

He lives with his wife and four children in Loudoun County, Virginia. His passion is to facilitate students’ intellectual and spiritual development, primarily through the medium of a rigorous, Biblically-centered classical education, to the greater glory of God.

Dr. Favelo has worked with HSLDA Online Academy since 2010 and has developed five Academy courses: AP® World History, AP® European History, Latin 1, Latin 2, and Latin 3.

Classroom Teacher:  Andrew Eenigenburg

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Andrew Eenigenburg

MDiv, Mid-America Reformed Seminary
BA, Valparaiso University

In 2005, Rev. Andrew Eenigenburg earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Valparaiso University in classical languages and literature. In 2008, he graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. Since 2009, he has served as the Minister of the West Sayville Reformed Bible Church in Long Island, where he lives with his wife and four children.

Over the past four years, in addition to his ministerial labors, he has taken up classroom instruction in person and online. He teaches Latin 1 and Latin 2 for HSLDA Online Academy and hopes that all of his students will adopt a love of language through Latin.

Andrew has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.


Classroom Teacher:  Jackie Horton

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Jackie Horton

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Jackie Horton earned her BA in English at UCLA but has most recently earned a Post Graduate Certificate with Distinction in Latin from the University of Wales, UK. She is currently working towards an MA in classical studies.

Jackie is excited at the prospect of sharing her love of the Latin language with students across the country. Ever since she introduced Latin to her own four children 15 years ago, she has never ceased to be amazed at the incredible tool it is to impart English grammar, exercise critical thinking skills, and cultivate an advanced English vocabulary. For her children, it also served as an excellent springboard to the study of modern Romance languages like Spanish and French. Though her children have grown, Jackie has continued to teach Latin at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels for the last 8 years at Trinity Pacific Christian School in Southern California.

When not translating Caesar or Cicero, she loves to read historical fiction, especially any books that bring to life the ancient places of the Bible. She also enjoys running, biking, skiing (water and snow), and generally just being outdoors basking in the sun with her husband and best friend of 30 years. Jackie currently resides in California.

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.

Classroom Teacher:  Allison Scheidegger

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Allison Scheidegger

BA, Patrick Henry College

Allison Scheidegger earned a literature major with a classics minor from Patrick Henry College. She has always loved taking things apart to find out how they work, and then putting them back together to be used anew. Language is the most exciting example of such functional beauty, so it makes sense that two of her favorite pastimes are learning languages and studying literature.

Allison has taught Latin in a co-op classroom setting and tutored it at the high school level. Of all her experiences tutoring and teaching, Allison’s favorite part has been showing students the wonders of language. Whether through the concise beauty of an ablative absolute in Latin or the fun of reading Dickens, she hopes to infect her students with awe at God’s amazing gift of language. She wants to give students the tools to understand and to creatively employ language.

Allison has been teaching with the Academy since 2017.

Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Early Registration Tuition (ends 6/12): $475 $525 for HSLDA Members/$525 $575 for non-members. 

Description: Latin 1 introduces students to the basics of Latin grammar and composition. Students learn how to read Latin texts and translate basic sentences from English to Latin using Wheelock's Latin.
Watch a short introduction from Course Developer Dr. Douglas Favelo.
Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session. 

Latin 1 — Live Online Class Session Schedule,
August 27, 2018 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1 Wednesdays, 1:00– 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Jackie Horton

Section 2
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Ms. Allison Scheidegger

Section 3
Mondays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern

Mr. Andrew Eenigenburg

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration.  If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290.

Frequently Asked Questions about Latin 1


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  • What topics will I learn about in Latin 1?

    In Latin 1, students will be introduced to the Latin language as well as the historical context of Ancient Rome. Students will develop the ability to translate, read, and compose Latin. 

    Topics include:

    • Vocabulary
    • Basic verb construction and conjugations
    • Basic nouns and declensions
    • Latin sentence construction
    • Pronouns and adjectives
    • Prepositional phrases
  • How much homework is in Latin 1?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-10 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • 1 recorded lecture 
    • 4-10 pages of textbook reading
    • Chapter vocabulary study
    • Translation assignment or workbook practice 
    • Quiz

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Unit test every 8 weeks
  • Am I ready to take Latin 1?

    Students do not need previous Latin or foreign language experience to be successful in Latin 1. Students should be able to read and write at a 9th grade level.

    Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with the listed Latin 1 class time?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Latin 1?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What is the tuition for Latin 1?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on yearlong high school courses!