An Accelerated Latin On-Ramp for Middle and High School Students
This course, simply put, is an accelerated in-ramp for students of Latin. The idea is to launch students quickly into their study of Latin without sacrificing rigor. Over the course of 4 weeks, students will gain working facility with all 5 Latin declensions and the entire verbal system, as well as the most uses of the cases and the most frequently used subordinate clauses. In most programs, this comprises the first two years or more of Latin study.
As a result, this class is a great way for a student to get caught up to a program at school, or to jump ahead in the Latin curriculum, or just to begin their Latin study at a faster pace than traditional instruction allows. And for experienced students still struggling with the fundamentals, this course can right the ship and give them a firm foundation.
But is it really possible to learn so much in such a short time and retain it? It absolutely is, for at each step memorization is based in the principles of word formation (which give the student the ability to generate forms they cannot otherwise remember) and reinforced by seeing the forms and grammar deployed in the context of real, idiomatic Latin sentences. Only take note: what is learned quickly is lost quickly if it is not practiced: this course should only be taken by students who will continue their Latin studies in the Fall, or what they learn will not take root in their long term memory.
Fun and effective, Iunioribus Sub Arboribus is a powerful tool for kicking off or strengthen a student’s Latin study.
July 5 - 29, 2022
Mondays - Fridays (with minor adjustments), 9:30 - 11:30 am (CDT)
Registration deadline July 1, 2022
$500 / student
Mr. Junius has a contagious love and appreciation for Latin. He held my attention, was funny, and very knowledgeable.
Junius Johnson loves Latin and has an engaging way of presenting it to his students.
Simply put, Junius Johnson is the best Latin teacher I have ever experienced in my many years of supervising education. He is a true scholar of the Latin language from the classical period to the neo-Latin present; he has success teaching every age and skill level. Junius is compassionate with those who are less gifted than he, but still manages to stretch his students in a friendly and inviting manner. I wholeheartedly recommend him to you as your teacher. Trust me, the encounter will be memorable.
With humor, intelligent discussion, and deep insights, Junius Johnson gives you more than an overview or introduction to Latin, he inspires you to keep learning hard things while giving you a vision and much fuller picture of Latin.
Junius has such a robust understanding of the language, and his passion is contagious. His approach invites parents, educators, and students to re-imagine how they think about Latin, moving from merely transactional to experiential. He’s also not afraid to address many of the “why” questions that all too often go unanswered. Highly recommend!
Mr. Junius is a treasure trove of Latin knowledge. He loves the subject and knows it intimately. He oozes that love and his students will pick it up.