Latin 2

Master Teacher: Douglas Favelo, PhD
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $519 for HSLDA Members / $599 for non-members.

Description: Latin 2 is a full-year course that continues the study of Latin grammar and composition. Students will read more advanced Latin texts and translate sentences from English to Latin. This course will prepare students for Latin 3.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 23, 2021 - May 6, 2022

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed Mondays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.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

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What topics will I learn about in Latin 2?

    In Latin 2 students will build on the initial Latin skills that they developed in Latin 1.  Students will continue their introduction to the Latin language as well as the historical context of Ancient Rome. Students will develop the ability to translate, read, and compose Latin. 

    During this course, students will learn to:

    • Translate passages from Latin to English and English to Latin at a beginning level.
    • Understand the cultural, social, religious, political, and economic environment in which classical Latin was spoken, written, and read.
    • Understand how this legacy impacts western civilization and America today.
    • Identify the Latin roots of many English words.
    • Memorize vocabulary words.
    • Conjugate verbs and decline nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
    • Utilize grammar and syntax to improve their writing.

    In Latin 2, students will study chapters 20–40 of Wheelock's Latin. In these chapters, they will learn topics including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Noun Declensions: Fifth Declension
    • Verb Conjugations: Third (Passive) and Fourth (Passive)
    • Verb Tenses: all tenses, in the subjunctive and passive forms
    • Verb Moods: Subjunctive
    • Verb Tenses: Active and Passive
    • Deponent Verbs (verbs with a passive form but active meaning)
    • Special clauses
    • Gerunds (verbal nouns) and gerundives (verbal adjectives)
  • How much homework is in Latin 2?

    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
    • Translation assignment or workbook practice 
    • Quiz

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

    • Unit test every 8 weeks
  • What books will I use in Latin 2?

    The official booklist for Latin 2 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 bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take Latin 2?

    Students taking Latin 2 should have completed Latin 1 or an equivalent course. Students should be able to read and write at a 10th grade level.

    In HSLDA Online Academy's Latin 1 course, students learn all the concepts covered in chapters 1–20 of Wheelock's Latin.

    Students planning to take Latin 2 should be comfortable with using these concepts, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Noun Declensions: First through Fourth
    • Verb Conjugations: First (Active & Passive), Second (Active & Passive), Third (Active), and Fourth (Active)
    • Verb Tenses: Present, Imperfect, Future, Perfect, Pluperfect, Future Perfect
    • Verb Moods: Indicative and Imperative
    • Verb Voices: Active and Passive
    • Reflexive, Intensive, and Possessive Pronouns
    • Personal Pronouns
    • Demonstratives
    • Numerals
    • Participles
  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Latin 2?

    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 listed Latin 2 class times?

    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 the tuition for Latin 2?

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

    HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!