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Latin I is designed for students with little or no previous experience with Latin. The course runs for two semesters and covers the Oxford Latin Course Part I.

Latin I covers 1st, 2nd, and 3rd declension nouns and adjectives; personal, demonstrative, and relative pronouns; adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, all 4 verb conjugations, the irregular verbs sum, possum eō, volō, and nōlō, and the indicative, infinitive, and imperative moods.

Latin I is open to students from Grade 7 to adult or with permission of the instructor. Students should purchase "The Oxford Latin Course Part I - 2nd Edition."

  • Latin I Overview Video!

    Please check out our  Latin I Overview video on YouTube! It features two recorded portions of an online class session. You’ll also find helpful information about the course textbook and other class resources, like vocabulary flashcards.  We’ll also acquaint you with our Canvas learning management system, where students access homework assignments, quizzes, grades, and more.

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    A side note: the background music for the video, "Mountain Meadows," was composed, arranged, and entirely performed by our technical administrator and resident singer/songwriter/musician Matthew Gallatin.

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Section A

Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  Marie-Luise Reinhard, M.Ed. (overseen by Anne Van Fossen)   
Grade Level:  7th - Adult (N.B.: Students who wish to take the AP Latin exam their junior year should enroll in High School Latin I in 7th grade)
Tuition per Semester:  $390

Class Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 AM Pacific

Spring registration is open!

Section B

Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  Damon Smith, M.A. (overseen by Anne Van Fossen)   
Grade Level:  7th - Adult (N.B.: Students who wish to take the AP Latin exam their junior year should enroll in High School Latin I in 7th grade)
Tuition per Semester:  $390

Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific

Spring registration is open!

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director


Anne Van Fossen  (for full bio, click here)  has developed the Classical Language Program at the CLRC, and oversees all Classical Language instruction.   Her detailed lessons and assignments lead students through the highly  acclaimed Oxford Latin Course with a wide variety of learning aids developed especially for the CLRC: vocabulary cards, grammar charts, weekly exercises to focus on retention of the myriad verb and noun forms, and regular work to develop English vocabulary based on Latin roots.   Anne works closely with all CLRC Latin teachers and oversees all aspects of the program.


Marie-Luise Reinhard, M.Ed.

Marie-Luise Reinhard
earned her Master’s in Education in both Latin and French from Mainz University in Germany and Tours University in France.  She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Tor Vergata University of Rome where her work focuses on effective methods for Latin instruction. She has won numerous awards and scholarships.  She is also an experienced educator at all levels, having worked with children at the elementary, middle school, and high school level as well as several universities including John’s Hopkins, two universities in Italy, and the Polis-Institute in Jerusalem.  She is personable, enthusiastic, and an outstanding scholar - not to mention a professional opera singer!

Damon Smith, M.A.

Damon Smith received a B.A and M.A. in Classics from the University of Arizona. He has completed his coursework and is working on his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin at the Catholic University of America. He has taught both Latin and Greek at the college level and taught 8th grade Literature and Composition and Latin at Chandler Preparatory Academy in Arizona. He currently lives in Granger, IN, with his wife and two young children. In his free time, Damon enjoys reading Greek and Latin poetry, lifting weights, and trying to get a two-year-old into opera.


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Oxford Latin Course Pt. I
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