Online Latin Classes Offered by Retired Faculty

photo of student with Latin medalionHave you always wanted to learn Latin but thought it was too late? Or did you take it years ago, remember it fondly, and wish you could enjoy it again? Now you can!

SeniorLearn offers eight levels of Latin courses intended for busy seniors: 101, 102, 103, 105, 200, 204, 300 and 305.

Although our courses are offered for enrichment and not credit, our students are at the very top of Latin achievement. In 2013 14 of our Latin students won top awards in the National Latin Exam. In 2012 12 of our Latin students won top awards in the National Latin Exam on three levels of tests, including 11 Firsts and 8 perfect papers. In 2011 for the second straight year, 100 percent of our SeniorLearn Latin students taking the National Latin Exam won top prizes in the Introduction to Latin and the Latin I exams. In 2010, 16 of our students took the National Latin Exam and all 16 received awards. The Exam was given to 150,000 students from 13 countries, and our 16 seniors include 12 Gold Medalists, one Silver Medalist, one Magna cum Laude, and two Firsts in Introduction to Latin. Congratulations to them and to the other equally hard working students in our program!

Come learn Latin in the company of enthusiastic lifelong learners!

"This has been a great highlight for me, being part of something this exciting as SeniorLearn, and having such great classmates and teacher. Learning Latin is challenging, just the kind of exercise the brain needs; and it is also fun. Let's keep going!" --Jim F

Read our course descriptions.< Enrollment for fall classes opens in July. Be SURE you have a registered username here at SeniorLearn before you enroll.

Questions? Email janeiowaLatin@gmail.com

The Senior Classics Project began in 2004 on SeniorNet.org, when three retired Latin teachers began teaching Latin pro bono online to a new generation of Latin students: adults age 50 and older. The Project continues to offer Classical Latin courses to hundreds of students from 13 countries on seniorlearn.org.

This groundbreaking project has been enthusiastically received at several state and national classics conferences. Read about the participation of our instructor and students in several Classics conferences.

The project also includes the publication of a well-respected online magazine called Ecce, which welcomes contributions by students.

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Student comments

I am still amazed on a daily basis that an opportunity like this is available. Although I suppose it's theoretically possible to study Latin on your own, I know I couldn't make it very far without this kind of supported environment, most importantly having such quality teaching! Having your explanations, your kind corrections of our mistakes, your encouragement -- it's really as close to being in an actual classroom as I can imagine.

Isn't it just wonderful to still be this excited about learning! And it's so nice to be together with those who feel the same!

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