Latin V: AP Latin
(College Board Advanced Placement®)
Latin 5 is an AP Latin class, approved by the College Board, preparing students to take the Latin AP Exam. All selections from Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars on the AP syllabus are covered in the course. Students make local arrangements to take the AP exam.
The course includes grammar review, sight translation practice, vocabulary building, and discussion of the political, historical, literary, and cultural background of each author and text. Students learn to scan dactylic hexameter and are given weekly scansion practice. The course includes regular practice, extensive feedback, and frequent quizzes in all question types on the AP exam -- multiple choice, translation, short answer, and analytical essay writing.
"Thank you so much for your well-structured and engaging Latin 5 - AP class. My daughter was thrilled to receive her score - a perfect 5 on the exam! Adding this to her Gold Medal on the National Latin Exam and perfect score on the National Greek Exam -- we couldn’t be more pleased. She lays the credit for her success squarely at your feet.” -- Barbara M., Virginia
"I just wanted to let you know that I received a 5 on the AP Latin exam, and I wanted to thank you for helping me study Latin! I have come to love the language, and I will be majoring in Classical Studies at University. Thank you so much for all of your devotion in teaching my class!" — Deborah H., Alaska
"You are an amazing teacher. Our student was so engaged in and prepared by your class that it required virtually no extra preparation to earn a 5 on the AP exam. Thank you so much." -- Giselle G., California
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Spring Registration is Open
Patricia Slatin, Ph.D.
Patricia Slatin received her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005, with a focus on ancient philosophy, particularly Platonic metaphysics and theology. Thereafter she served as visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University (2007-2009) and postdoctoral teaching fellow at Stanford (2009-2013); recently she taught history and Greek at St. John's Orthodox Academy in San Francisco and Biblical Greek at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Beyond teaching, Patricia enjoys spending time with her cat, walking in the hills of western Iowa, and volunteering at a local nature preserve.
Anne Van Fossen, 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.
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