Grade Level


I’ve used this introductory Latin program with all four of my children. It’s simple, straightforward, and effective…and I recommend it to any parent—homeschooler or not—who’d like to introduce the basic concepts of Latin to their kids.

Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman
Prima Latina
An Introduction to Christian Latin
Leigh Lowe
Grades 2-4

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 Latina 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 constellations.


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"These books are just what you’d expect from Memoria Press. The pages are clean and uncluttered, and the teacher’s manual is the same as the student book except that it includes answers to the workbook pages and reproducible tests with answer keys." - Angela

"We absolutely LOVE this program! We had tried several Latin programs and they all had ended in frustration. So, I then heard of Prima Latina and decided to give Latin one last try--it was the best move we have made! It is so simple to use--and it is enjoyable!" - Linda

"The instructional DVDs were VERY helpful in giving me the confidence I needed to teach the course. They are an optional component of the curriculum, but I wouldn’t want to use Prima Latina without them!" - Cathy

"Prima Latina is particularly well suited to Latin-fearful parents. The simple layout of the lessons allows for easy implementation with little to no preparation, and the material is at a level that any willing parent can easily learn."

"We are into our fifth week of Prima Latina and loving every minute of it. My young daughters like feeling that they are getting smarter than their peers." - Alice

"We choose it because it is ideal for young children who are still becoming familiar with English grammar and it is a course that we can take at a slower pace. I believe it is the perfect introduction to learning Latin. It is also good for those who want to start Latin with younger children in order to lay a foundation for a strong language arts program later on." - Becky

Text Set

Following the success of Latina Christiana, parents asked for something they could use with their young elementary children. We paired our years of experience with Latina Christiana's easy-to-use, student-friendly format and created an introductory course for young Latin scholars. Prima Latina includes:

  • 25 lessons, each including grammar lessons appropriate for primary grades
  • 5 vocabulary words with corresponding English derivatives per lesson
  • A practical Latin phrase per lesson
  • One line of a prayer per lesson that is learned in totality over 5 lessons
  • Easy-to-read, 2-color format

The exercises in each lesson provide constant review of materials learned throughout the course. Every 5 lessons, students review the material and take a test (complete with key) to ensure mastery. Prima Latina is the perfect choice for:

  • young children who are still becoming familiar with English grammar and wish to learn Latin at a slower pace
  • those who would like to start Latin early and lay the foundation for a rigorous language arts program


  • Vocabulary with derivatives
  • Latin sayings
  • Conjugations & Declensions


  • 3 discs, 9 hours (15-20 min./lesson)
  • Comprehensive teaching by Leigh Lowe
  • Recitation & review, vocabulary practice, and explanation of derivatives
  • On-screen notes, diagrams, & examples
  • Self-instructive format

Sample DVD Lesson


Best Value

Prima Latina Text Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
Prima Latina Complete Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
  • Instructional DVDs
  • Flashcards

Individual Items