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10-21-2005, 12:16 PM
Will Latina II prepare my students to take the Intro level of the National Latin Exam?
11-01-2005, 05:46 PM
That's what I'll be doing with my students in LC II. You can go to their website where they have a syllabus of topics the student should know for each level as well as sample exams. www.nle.org
11-02-2005, 10:52 AM
We are just starting LCII and will probably only be to ch. 13 before the exam. Are there areas that will not be covered by LC that I should study and present to the students prior to the exam? I am learning Latin along with them.
11-03-2005, 03:25 PM
Here are a few things I noticed on the syllabus that you wouldn't have covered:
interrogatives quis, quid, ubi, cur (Lesson XVII) and quot (how many?)
conjunctions quod, sed, ubi (also Lesson XVII) and aut (or)
The exam will have a few questions using nouns in the genitive, dative, or vocative cases which are not thoroughly taught in LC. However, the words are used in Latin sentences and the students should be able to figure most of these out from the context. They've seen the genitive in some of the sayings: Novus ordo seclorum, Miles Christi sum, Vox populi, vox Dei.
The vocative is used for direct address, as in Salve, discipule!and Benedic, Domine The vocative ending is the same as the nominative ending except for 2nd declension nouns ending in -us (vocative is -e) or -ius (vocative removes the -us)
Conversation: Ita vero ("thus truly"=yes), Minime! (No!) Quid est? (What is it?), Quis est? (Who is it?)
Roman life-city of Rome, houses, dress, family, gods and godesses. You might have them read one of the many books available for children about Roman life.
I'd been meaning to check this myself, so thanks for asking!
11-03-2005, 04:01 PM
I appreciate your help so much! Now I will have time to study this material myself and be prepared to teach it.
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