Latina Christiana Complete Set Revised Edition

Latina Christiana Complete Set Revised Edition


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Item #: LC1CST
Grades: 3-8

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Latina Christiana I is, quite simply, the best Latin grammar course available for younger beginning students. Cheryl Lowes 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.

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Category Description for Latina Christiana (Gr. 3-8):

For years Latina Christiana has been a trusted introduction to Latin for the young student. That has not changed. Neither has the user-friendliness of the course or the underlying assumption that the teacher doesn't need to know Latin for the student to be successful. However, with its newest edition, Memoria Press has changed the overall purpose of the course just a bit. Latina Christiana I is now considered an introduction for young students to the Forms of Latin series. Its content has been changed to allow for a more seamless transition into First Form Latin. The actual changes to Latina Christiana I may seem slight (removal of personal pronouns and 'possum' and the addition of the imperfect and future of 'sum') but they are accompanied by a reordering of the lessons that means this 4th/2nd edition is not compatible with the previous 3rd/1st edition materials. [To avoid edition confusion in the LC-I books, just remember that the "evens" are the new and go together - i.e. 4th edition of Student Books and Teacher Manuals and 2nd editions of DVDs, Review Worksheets/Teacher, Flashcards, and Pronunciation CD.] Latina Christian II has been phased out and is now out of print.

Lessons (there are 25 plus five reviews) follow a consistent pattern and include an opening (dialogue, prayer, and optional music), recitation of grammar forms, a Latin saying, word study, derivatives, and grammar. Student Books have the lessons laid out in this order, followed by an exercise page for written translation and grammar work. The Teacher Manual shows a reduced copy of the student pages with answers filled in, surrounded by a lesson plan and teaching ideas including a grammar overview and a recitation schedule. The TM also includes reproducible quizzes (for each lesson) and tests (every five lessons) along with their answer keys. Useful appendices include prayers, songs, Latin sayings, grammar forms, vocabulary indices by grammar form and alphabetical, an English to Latin reference, and derivatives/definitions.

An optional history guide is included. LC-I has maps and questions for the first thirteen chapters of Famous Men of Rome (published by Memoria Press). Answers to these are found in the Teacher Manual.

Other course components include Flashcards, an audio CD, instructional DVDs, grammar charts, lesson plans, and Review Worksheets (and Teacher Key).

The Instructional DVDs (also available as a streaming option) provide just one more layer of user-friendliness for the non-Latin speaking mom/parent. Featuring "live" instruction for each lesson, they are designed as a follow-up to the book lessons and include a thorough coverage of grammar lessons, recitation, review, and vocabulary practice. There are about 15 minutes of instruction for each lesson. Please note that the new 2nd edition DVDs feature Jessica Watson as the instructor.

You might be wondering about the differences/relationship between Latina Christiana I and the Forms of Latin series. The Forms have more written exercises. Although an older student can start directly with First Form, the new 4th edition Latina Christiana I provides a solid introduction to Latin for a younger student and prepares them for First Form Latin. ~ Janice

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Using as a follow on from Prima Latina and as part of Memoria Press curriculum
Therese F on Jan 16, 2023
Interested in teaching my students Latin.
Andrew M on Aug 3, 2022
Using as a follow on from Prima Latina and as part of Memoria Press curriculum
Therese F on Jan 16, 2023
Latin is the root of 80% of our English words, and learning Latin is a good foundation to learning other languages.
Jennifer P on Aug 21, 2022
Interested in teaching my students Latin.
Andrew M on Aug 3, 2022
Chat support from Rainbow Resource and Cathy Duffy reviews.
Jane S on Jun 16, 2022
Good Latin program and the DVDS help the teacher/mom!
Sheila D on Nov 30, 2021
We love this approach to Latin. The lessons are easy to teach and the audio cd's are great to help with pronunciation. No fluff or extras but great in building a solid understanding of Latin basics.
Sarah S on Feb 1, 2021
Latin is beneficial and Memoria Press has a good value and came recommended.
SUSAN L on Jul 24, 2019
This program was selected by our local Classical Christian Academy, we are excited to use it!
Jessica Y on Jul 14, 2019
good reviews
Maliq on May 1, 2019
Moving up from song school latin
Rachel C on Feb 3, 2019
I chose this complete set as a foundational beginning in Latin with all of the suggested components rather than trying to hodge-podge and having gaps.
Holly D on Jul 22, 2018
recommended by a friend who has successfully taught her children latin
Matthew E on Jul 9, 2018
Have used an earlier edition but wanted the most recent.
Michael B on Jan 29, 2018
It was highly recommended by my friend.
holly k on Jan 25, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
Tiffany W on Jan 16, 2018
Even though the description of this course says previous Latin isn't required, I found it challenging nonetheless. If you have had even one semester of Latin, you shouldn't have any problem with it. If your children plan on taking Latin in college, you should know that most colleges teach the traditional pronunciation; this set uses the Ecclesiastical (church) pronunciation. And on the other hand, the Ecclesiastical format comes in handy in church, singing Latin songs, prayers and such.
Tonya W on Sep 20, 2017
We have had 2 years of Classical Conversations Foundations and this curriculum was highly recommended to me by other CC parents to take their Latin to the next level.
Brett D on May 12, 2017
Highly recommended.
Karen M on May 1, 2017
Well trained mind
Amy G on Nov 27, 2016
Sister recommended this curriculum. Easy to follow and learn herself as she taught her children Latin. We liked Prima Latina and are ready for next level.
User on Oct 21, 2016
Recommended by "A Well Trained Mind"
Nicole F on Sep 26, 2016
We all loved Prima Latina to begin our Latin study; this is the next level in the series as recommended by Memoria Press.
Laura H on Jul 29, 2016
My child's school required this curriculum.
Elana D on Jun 30, 2016
It has been recommend by everyone as the only Latin program to use
Jon W on Jun 19, 2016
This is user friendly even for a Mom who never learned Latin. It is fun to learn together.
User on May 31, 2016
Finished prima latina
Lynn A on May 13, 2016
Latin is the root of 80% of our English words, and learning Latin is a good foundation to learning other languages.
Jennifer P on Aug 21, 2022
Chat support from Rainbow Resource and Cathy Duffy reviews.
Jane S on Jun 16, 2022
I am concerned about the DVD and flashcards being 2nd edition and the rest being 4th edition. Are they compatible? (According to the MP website, the 4th edition is not compatible with previous editions.)
A shopper on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The 2nd edition of those materials were actually updated at the same time as the 4th edition of the text was updated. It's just that those materials had previously only been in a 1st edition. It does make for a confusing situation, however.
Is there a level 1 and 2 of Latina Christiana? Or just one level?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are 2 levels of Latina Christiana: I and II. There is also the Prima Latina which we are glad we did prior to Level I. Hope that helps.
Is this faith based or secular? (Latina Christiana)
A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Latina Christiana is faith based as far as teaching 2 prayers, the Table Blessing and the Lord's Prayer in Latin. There are also Christian Hymns in Latin too that you can learn in the book (music cd not included). If you're new to Latin, I encourage you to start with PRIMA LATINA also by Cheryl Lowe. It includes 5 different prayers to learn in Latin. Latina Christiana can be supplemented with Famous Men of Rome to learn more of the history they discuss in each week's lesson, but it's not mandatory.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I am so pleased with Latina Christiana
Memoria Press has made this program so user friendly for moms who do not have any Latin experience. I am using this for my 6th grade daughter. I could have started her with First From Latin, but since I am also new and wanted to make sure we had a good, solid start. I am so glad to have chosen this and I am so excited to be able to teach my daughter Latin!
November 14, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great content, but no lesson plan
Going through the coursework, I was disappointed that there isn’t a more clear cut schedule or guide with how to teach the course. I am thankful for the DVD which provides a little help on that matter, but I am still unconfident on how to approach this course. The course itself looks amazing and we are excited to jump in...just wish there was a better lesson plan to go with it.
April 23, 2020
over 3 years ago

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