An Introduction to Christian Latin
by Leigh Lowe
Prima Latina was developed for young children who are still becoming familiar with English grammar and wish to learn Latin at a slower pace. The program provides 25 lessons, each including a grammar skill, 5 vocabulary words with corresponding English derivatives, a practical Latin phrase, and one line of a prayer that is learned in totality over five lessons.
The exercises that accompany each lesson are thorough and provide constant review of materials learned throughout the course. After each five lessons, a review chapter summarizes the material covered and provides a keyed test to insure mastery. With grammar lessons appropriate for primary grades and an easy to read two color format, Prima Latina is the perfect choice for those who would like to start Latin early and lay the foundation of a rigorous language arts program.
Prima Latina was written to transition directly into Latina Christiana, allowing students to complete an entire Latin sequence without missing important concepts or vocabulary. Prima Latina is accompanied by an audio CD which includes pronunciation direction for each lesson and four beautiful hymns from Lingua Angelica. Because Latina Christiana I Flashcards include every word in Prima Latina, they are an ideal study aid and a great investment for students who intend to continue on with Latina Christiana.
Prima uses a clear and systematic format to introduce Latin to young students. It teaches important English and Latin grammar concepts, as well as vocabulary, sayings, prayers, hymns, and constellation. Some of the material covered in Prima is:
•Recognizing English and Latin Verbs
•Recognizing English and Latin Nouns
•Proper Nouns & Pronouns
•To Be Verbs
•Present and Future Tenses
•125 Latin Vocabulary Words
•App. 150 Latin Derivatives
•25 great Latin Sayings
•4 Latin Prayers in full
•4 Latin Hymns on the audio CD
•Latin Numbers one through ten
•English & Latin Alphabet, vowels and consonants
Second Edition What’s New?
•Teacher manual now includes a complete copy of the student book with answers
•Expanded four pages per lesson format with larger type for young learners
•Additional explanation of lessons that students find difficult
•Increased space for students to answer exercises, no more loose sheets of paper for students to lose
•Four Lingua Angelica songs are incorporated in each review lesson and on the CD as a bonus
•Derivatives augmented with simple definitions for young students