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Latin 1

Master Teacher: Douglas Favelo, PhD
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Tuition: $629 for HSLDA Members / $699 for non-members

Description: Latin 1 focuses primarily on developing translation and reading skills. Students also practice some Latin composition, and explore the historical and literary context of Republican and Imperial Rome. With a solid understanding of Latin grammar and syntax, students discover new ways to manipulate words, sentences, and structure, and are able to read some of the greatest works ever written in their original language. This course challenges students to realize the lasting relevancy of Latin, which is no longer spoken anywhere in the world and yet influenced so much about our culture.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 19, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern

Mr. Andrew Eenigenburg

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Students will learn

    • How to understand the rules of Latin grammar 
    • How to understand verb construction and conjugations 
    • How to understand nouns and declensions 
    • How to understand sentence construction 
    • How to understand pronouns and adjectives 
    • How to understand prepositional phrases 
  • How much homework is in Latin 1?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5–7 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 complete a test every eight weeks. 

  • What books will I use in Latin 1?

    The official booklist for Latin 1 is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the Christianbook.com bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christianbook.com, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    No previous Latin or foreign language experience is necessary. Students should be able to read and write at the 9th grade level. 

  • 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 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.