Memoria Press Guides to the National Latin Exam

Grades 5+



Introductory Level Table of Contents
Introductory Level Sample
Intermediate Reading Comprehension Level Sample

The NLE renamed its exams. Updated levels:

  • Introductory Latin Exam (same name)
  • Beginning Latin Exam (formerly Level 1)
  • Intermediate Latin Exam (formerly Level 2)
  • Intermediate Latin Reading Comprehension Exam (formerly Level 3)

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The National Latin Exam provides an opportunity for students to compare their Latin knowledge with students across the nation. Nearly 150,000 students take this exam annually. Our NLE Student Guides include the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as the Roman culture, history, mythology, and geography commonly found on these exams. Guides are broken down for each level, beginning with the Introduction level of the NLE. Our NLE guides, paired with previous exams you can download from the NLE website, make a great preparation for student success on the National Latin Exam.

*Level I Guide contains all Introduction and Level I materials.

**Level II Guide contains all Introduction, Level I, and Level II materials.

The National Latin Exam is a trademark of the ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam ( This study guide is not endorsed by the National Latin Exam.

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