Latin has been called a dead language but in reality, Latin is still found in many aspects of not only the corporate world but in every day language. It is not uncommon then that many people want to learn at least some Latin and because of the Internet, it is now easier than ever. So if you want to learn Latin for personal enrichment or you just need help with Latin so you can pass your course in school, there are options available. Whatever the reason, you can learn the language right from your home through online courses for Latin.
There are also online Latin courses for school credit so if you feel more comfortable learning the language on your own, you can look for accredited schools to allow you to complete the course online which will then be included in your credit courses.
Latin Courses: Online Options
As you browse through the internet, you will come across several different Latin courses offered online via educators’ personal websites as well as language schools and universities worldwide with online learning portals.
If you want an in-depth and more extensive take on Latin, top universities all across the globe offer online Latin courses and the syllabus is usually similar to the one that is being used for on-campus learning.
This means that if you need the course to be credited to your school’s required Latin course, you may very well find one to serve this purpose.
Just to be sure however, check with your school if this is allowed and if they will credit the course offered by the online school you’ve picked out.
Latin for Personal Enrichment and Tutorial
On the other hand, if you would like to learn Latin more for your personal enrichment or if you just need tutorial lessons to help you with your actual Latin course in school; there are also Latin courses offered online that can serve this purpose.
From basic sentence structure to common Latin words used in everyday conversations; you can find courses online offered by language schools.
Since you will not be taking lessons for your school course credit, you may want to look for free online Latin courses. This way, you will get to learn the language for free.
Taking a free online course will actually put the pressure off of you as you won’t have the cost of the course that you paid for nagging at the back of your mind – telling you that you should complete the course and more importantly, excel in it because you paid for the lessons.
By taking this unnecessary pressure off of you, you may feel more comfortable with your lessons. This can affect you positively in that you may find it easier to understand your lessons giving you a better grasp of the language.
Some Helpful Links
Wikipedia Entry on Latin – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin
The Latin Library – www.thelatinlibrary.com
The Latin Alphabet – www.omniglot.com/writing/latin.htm
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid (Notre Dame) – archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm
Latin Quotes and Phrases – www.yuni.com/library/latin.html
English to Latin Dictionary – www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html
Latin to English Translator – www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=Latin&to=English
Carmenta Online Latin Classroom – www.carmentalatin.com
Learn Latin Online – www.learnlatinonlinefree.com
Online Class Directory – degreedirectory.org/articles/Which_Schools_Offer_Latin_Courses_Online.html
Linney’s Latin Class – www.linneyslatinclass.com
University of Texas Linguistics Research Center on Latin – www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/latol-0-X.html
E.L. Easton Languages Online (Latin Edition) – eleaston.com/latin.html