Latina Christiana I
An Introduction to First Form Latin
Cheryl Lowe
Grades 3+

Latina Christiana I is, quite simply, the best Latin grammar course available for younger beginning students. Cheryl Lowe’s clear explanations, easy instructions, and step-by-step approach have led thousands of teachers and students to declare, “I love Latin!” With the help of this course, you are sure to love Latin too!

Students who have completed Latina Christiana I  are now ready for the First Form Latin Series. Memoria Press recommends students move directly from Latina Christiana I to First Form.

Latina Christiana was designed as a beginning course for students of all ages. This course was specifically written for the teacher with no background in Latin.

There is an optional history component to Latina Christiana I taken from Chapters 1-13 of Famous Men of Rome (reading selections not included in LCI).  Drill questions are included in Latina Christiana I, as well as a history test. Learning the history and culture of Rome is often a great motivating factor for students studying the Latin language. 

*You may purchase copies of the Third Edition Latina Christiana I Student Book here.*


Click here to read Cathy Duffy's Review of Latina Christiana

"I have been very impressed with how much grammar, both latin and english, is taught to students while using this program. Teaching anything that falls under language arts is my weakness, so a program that helps me teach these concepts so easily is completely worth the price tag!" - Becky

"I learned Latin with my daughter, Alyssa (Age 7 1/2) who is a strong, fluent reader. I have absolutely NO background knowledge in Latin. I was looking for a course that we could complete together, because we both wanted to learn Latin." - Tracey

"I have found Latina Christiana to be one of the best set of Latin textbooks that I have ever worked with, and the students seem to be doing very well with them. Thanks!" - C.W., Latin Teacher

"The English Grammar Recitation book that goes with the 3rd grade is going to be our lifeline I can tell. It is so simple, clear, yet thorough, I just can't say enough about how that makes me feel! I've always gotten lost in English Grammar, but having Latina Christiana (the instructional DVDs are the best!) alongside English Grammar Recitation brings it all together like never before for me." - Maggie

DVD Sample:


Student Book (25 lessons + 5 review lessons)

  • A grammar form for each lesson
  • 10 vocabulary words per lesson with corresponding English derivatives
  • Latin sayings that teach Christian or Classical heritage
  • Consistent reviews

Teacher Manual

  • Complete copy of Student Book with overlaid answers
  • Detailed weekly lesson plans
  • Comprehensive teaching instructions
  • Grammar overview
  • Recitation schedule
  • Background information on Latin sayings & Roman history
  • Tests, quizzes, & keys

Pronunciation CD

  • Complete verbal pronunciation for each lesson
  • Prayers & songs [ex. Benedic Domine (Table Blessing), Pater Noster (Lord’s Prayer), Adeste Fideles, Dona Nobis Pacem, etc.]

Instructional DVDs

  • Latina Christiana I: 3 discs, 5.5 hrs. (avg. 15 min./lesson)
  • Comprehensive teaching by the Prima Latina author
  • Thorough coverage of each new grammar lesson
  • Recitation and review
  • Vocabulary practice and explanation of derivatives
  • On-screen notes, illustrations, & diagrams
  • Additional examples
  • Self-instructive format

Review Worksheets

     These supplemental review worksheets will help your students master the grammar and vocabulary they are learning in Latina Christiana I. Each lesson has 1-2 pages of cumulative review, so your students get weekly reinforcement of review material as well as newly learned concepts.


Best Value

Latina Christiana I Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
Latina Christiana I Complete Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
  • Instructional DVDs
  • Flashcards

Individual Items