Memoria Press’ award-winning Latin curriculum is designed to teach your student to master the Latin grammar through an easy to use, step-by-step process that brings out the logical and systematic nature of this language, the mother tongue of Western civilization.
Latin is the next step after phonics
Half of our English vocabulary is made up of Latin words and roots
Latin provides the root words for all the modern sciences
Latin is the language of law, government, logic, and theology
Latin is the MOST efficient way to learn English grammar
Latin is the best preparation for learning any language
Latin effectively develops and trains the mind
Latin aids the mind in other ways
Latin is transformative
Latin is the language of Western Civilization
Latin: tHE BASIC SUBJECT
KEY TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The most practical reason for Latin study is that it also teaches English. Over half of our English words are really Latin words—and it’s not just any half; it’s the difficult half! The common one- or two-syllable words of every day speech are English, but the big three- to five-syllable words are usually Latin. These are the words students start to see in their reading in science, history, and literature beginning in the third and fourth grade.
GRAMMAR, GRAMMAR, GRAMMAR
In Latin, grammar is the organizing principle, rather than a vestige, as it is in most modern languages. Students who learn English grammar by comparison and contrast with Latin grammar develop an understanding of language far superior to anything that can be achieved by the study of modern languages alone.
simplify your curriculum
Latin is a unit study where the work is done for you. Latin is the Basic Subject because it is the Basic Language, and the way to really get back to the basics is to study Latin. This will be a new concept to many people, but those parents struggling to integrate and simplify their curriculums (not to mention their lives) will find in the study of Latin, not just a language, but an organizing principle that could revolutionize their homeschools.
ABOUT OUR LATIN CURRICULUM
In studying Latin with our curriculum, your student will gain an academic vocabulary, a mastery of English grammar, and will develop the critical thinking skills that come from the study of a complex, inflected grammar.
Cheryl Lowe was the author of the popular Latin programs, Latina Christiana, Lingua Angelica, and the Forms Series. She and her husband, Jim, were married for forty years and have two sons, both of whom were National Merit Finalists. Cheryl discovered Latin when she homeschooled her sons and was a self-styled apostle of Latin, claiming that Latin has more educational value than any other subject you can teach your children.