Upper Elementary Latin II
CLRC’s Upper Elementary Latin II uses the text Minimus Secundus: Moving on in Latin and Minimus Workbook II. Minimus Secundus continues to feature Minimus the mouse and the Roman family at Vindolanda introduced in the first Minimus text.
In Upper Elementary Latin II, students gain a thorough familiarity with the present and imperfect tenses for first conjugation verbs and the irregular verb ‘to be’; infinitives, imperatives, and impersonal verbs; first, second, and third declension nouns – masculine, feminine, and neuter; noun-adjective agreement; and other parts of speech (adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions). Students are also introduced to the use of cases, focusing on the nominative for subject and predicate, and accusative case for direct object. While learning over 135 vocabulary words, students develop the habit of saying nominative, genitive, and gender for all nouns, and principal parts for all verbs.
CLRC teachers supplement the Minimus Secundus text and workbook with detailed weekly homework exercises, including grammar exercises and chanting activities so students master model noun declensions and verb conjugations and gain a thorough understanding of all grammar concepts covered. Stressing the importance of listening to Latin and reading/speaking out loud, CLRC teachers provide weekly recordings of all vocabulary, stories, and chants, and incorporate this listening and out loud reading into the assignment for every homework day.
In addition to stories and grammar, every chapter of Minimus Secundus, like the first level of Minimus, presents fascinating historical information to further broaden students’ knowledge of Roman Britain.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Prerequisites: Upper Elementary Latin I or by instructor permission
Instructor: Anne McCauley Padula, M.A.
Age Level: 8 - 13 years
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Tuition per Semester: $200
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): 10% off!
Class Meets: Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM Pacific
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Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!
Prerequisites: Part 1 (or Instructor’s Permission)
A minimum of 5 students will be required for this section to be offered
Prerequisites: Part 1 (or Instructor’s Permission)
Anne McCauley Padula, M.A.
Anne McCauley Padula received an M.A. in English from the University of Dallas and studied both Greek and Latin as an undergraduate and graduate student. Anne taught writing, literature, and math at community colleges in Dallas as a graduate student, and later worked as a writer for the University of Texas Medical Branch. A full-time lecturer at Texas A&M University at Galveston for three years, Anne taught Technical Writing, Freshman Composition, Homer and the Trojan War, Environmental Ethics, and Logic. For the past 14 years, she has been a home school teacher for small groups and for her own three children and has especially enjoyed teaching elementary Greek and Latin. Very involved in music education, Anne served as director of operations for a youth strings program in Santa Barbara and has guided her own children who now have a Celtic band and classical string trio. Anne loves hiking and exploring the outdoors with her three children.
Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director
Anne Van Fossen spent seven years working with her husband, John, to found a Christian Classical K-8 school in California. Anne was the Director of Program and Curriculum Development and head of the Ancient Languages Department. She has over 15 years of experience teaching classical Greek and Latin to all ages from Kindergarten to adult. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies. Anne lives in Naples, Idaho where she homeschools her three sons with her husband. She loves reading, running, and romping with her boys.
Textbooks and Materials:
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In addition to the Minimus Secundus textbook linked above, students need to purchase the Minimus Workbook II which is only available in England. To save money, we order these in bulk orders and then mail them directly to each student in the fall shortly before classes begin. In this way we can reduce the cost, including shipping, to just $7 per order. If two students from the same family are registered, they will each need their own workbook. Please use the button below to order your copy. We will confirm your shipping address through email before we send your copy in the fall.