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Although Latin is referred to as a “dead language”, it is, in fact, very much “alive” in our everyday lives. At least 60% of words in the English language are derived from Latin and every European language has been influenced by it to some extent. Latin not only increases linguistic awareness and helps the understanding and usage of the English language, but promotes precise analysis and logical thinking because of its grammatical framework, which we believe will benefit our students greatly in the study of other subjects.
Latin can be being transformative in young peoples’ lives as it offers them a unique learning experience and development of essential and highly relevant skills. Rediscovering the linguistic legacy of Latin within the English language and the languages spoken by our students, will sharpen their understanding of more complex and specialised vocabulary and help them to express themselves in eloquent and confident manner. Students eagerly follow an intriguing story line as they learn about history of the Roman civilisation and its language. The resources include authentic materials and illustrations. They also have access to engaging online resources that form part of the course. The integral cultural and historical concepts will deepen our students’ understanding of the world that surrounds them.