Latin for Kids

Online Latin classes for elementary, middle, and high school students

Yes, your kids can learn Latin.

Do you want your children to learn Latin? Are you looking for a homeschool Latin curriculum? Your classical school’s Latin program just not cutting it? Are you looking for extra enrichment for your student? Don’t know where to start with all the Latin curriculum reviews?

Let us take care of it.

The Ancient Language Institute is the leader in online Latin teaching. We use the best materials and have pioneered the use of the latest insights from second language acquisition research in order to help your child learn Latin without the tears.

This is the full-service Latin program you have been looking for.

We’re so happy you’re here.

Drop the grammar charts. Drop the gimmicks.

The point of learning Latin is to learn how to read Latin books. Too many Latin programs and homeschool curricula either drill your kids in memorizing declension tables or distract them with entertaining gimmicks – and they never get to the real meat and potatoes: Sitting down and reading great Latin texts at length. No wonder, then, that more than anything else, what kids learn in Latin class is to hate Latin.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Your kids can have fun learning Latin, and they can actually make measurable progress

How do we do it?  The secret’s in the sauce. We call our approach to language teaching the “direct method,” inspired in large part by the insights of USC linguist Stephen Krashen, who has championed the concept of “comprehensible input” (large amounts of understandable communication in the target language) as the key to any language learning program.

Latin Classes for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now closed. Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open in March 2024.

In this course your student will learn Latin through engaging pictures, sentences, and short stories. No need to spend hours suffering through grammar charts and dry vocabulary lists that get you nowhere. Instead, you will begin listening to, understanding, speaking, reading, and laughing in Latin from the very first day of class. This course is designed particularly for upper elementary students (grades 3-5). After completing Elementary Latin 1, students will move on to Elementary Latin 2.

This is the next class in the Elementary School Latin sequence. You must be enrolled in or have already completed Elementary Latin 1 in order to register for this class.

After completing Elementary 2, students will move into Middle School 2, which picks up where this class leaves off.

 

In this course your student will learn Latin through engaging pictures, sentences, and short stories. No need to spend hours suffering through grammar charts and dry vocabulary lists that get you nowhere. Instead, you will begin listening to, understanding, speaking, reading, and laughing in Latin from the very first day of class. This course is designed particularly for middle school students (grades 6-8) with no previous Latin experience. After completing Middle School Latin 1, students will move on to Middle School Latin 2.

This is the next class in the Middle School Latin sequence. You must be enrolled in or have already completed Middle School Latin 1 in order to register for this class.

In this course your student will learn Latin through engaging pictures, sentences, and short stories. No need to spend hours suffering through grammar charts and dry vocabulary lists that get you nowhere. Instead, you will begin listening to, understanding, speaking, reading, and laughing in Latin from the very first day of class. This course is designed particularly for high school students (grades 9-12) as well as for middle school students who have previous Latin experience. After completing High School Latin 1, students will move on to High School Latin 2.

This is the next class in the High School Latin sequence. You must have already completed High School Latin 1 in order to register for this class.

This is the next class in the High School Latin sequence. You must have already completed High School Latin 2 in order to register for this class.

This is the next class in the High School Latin sequence. You must have already completed High School Latin 3 in order to register for this class.

What You Need to Know

  1. Classes run on a normal academic calendar year: September – June.
  2. Class times are selected by parents. Once your registration is confirmed, we’ll send you a Google Form to tell us your availability, and we’ll schedule your class accordingly. If we can’t find something that works for you, you get a 100% refund – guaranteed.
  3. Classes are live, online classes run by ALI Latin professors. Learn Latin from anywhere. All you need is a wifi connection and computer enabled with microphone and video.
  4. We have separate tracks for elementary, middle, and high school students. While they move at different paces and use a variety of materials, they all end up in the same place: Giving your student the tools to read Latin texts with ease.
  5. Register now, pay a 25% deposit to reserve your spot, and pay the rest later. We want to make sure you and your child absolutely love your Latin class before you pay for all the classes.
  6. You can skip the academic calendar system. With one-on-one Tutorials, you can set up your own class schedule with an ALI professor.
  7.  Signing up with ALI is risk-free. We want to make sure you’re completely satisfied. If you don’t love your first Latin class, we guarantee a 100% refund

Want your elementary student to get started with Latin at home? The Elementary Latin Curriculum provides everything your child needs to get started on their own in reading and speaking the language of the West. Through interactive digital exercises, animated stories, physical workbooks and storybooks, and video lessons created by the Latin experts at the Ancient Language Institute, your child will encounter Latin vocabulary and grammar the way it is meant to be encountered: through meaningful and compelling communication. Perfect for homeschoolers or any young student who wants to start studying Latin without enrolling in an ALI course.

Middle and High School Self-Paced Course Curriculum coming in Spring 2025!

Do you plan on teaching Latin? Whether you are a teacher about to start teaching Latin this fall, a curious homeschool parent, or a headmaster interested in using a living language methodology at your school, this is the course for you. We assume no prior familiarity with Latin, though participants who have studied Latin before, especially with a grammar-translation methodology, will still benefit from the Boot Camp.

Latin for Kids

Many parents who are looking for a Latin homeschool curriculum or who are looking for a Latin for children program don’t know where to turn. There are tons of products on the market, but very little data or evidence that their approaches work. In fact, many classical education companies and Latin curriculum options sell students short: They don’t believe that kids can really learn to read Latin. That’s why they teach kids to memorize grammar tables or have them watch distracting, substance-free videos.

These vendors and educators don’t even believe in their own Latin teaching mission. 

But we do. We know your child can learn Latin – because we have seen other kids learn it, over and over again. 

So connect with us and our specially designed Latin for kids, full-service program. All you have to do is sign up, work with us to schedule a meeting time, and watch your student learn.

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