how can I learn latin without taking classes? I can understand just a few words but not complete phrases or texts, I also cannot enroll into courses or classes because where I live no one teaches either latin or greek. I'm totally in love with latin and I look forward to learn it. What do you recommend me doing?
The Latin textbook taught at my college (which includes a few dozen pages of practice sentences with the translations provided after the main body of the textbook. It would be a good idea to contact someone who does know Latin to help you work through parts you don’t understand and correct you on some of your translations.)
Quizlet, which you can use to practice with sets of flashcards that other people have already made.
When you’re first learning, make sure you practice your noun declensions and verb conjugations over and over and over until you can recognize each form by sight and remember how it’s supposed to be used. I like to write out declensions and conjugations on a little dry erase board.
You can probably find quite a few more resources online. Hopefully this helps! -Caitie
I attended my first Latin regional forum today, and I have to say, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I worked on a project for months and studied so hard. I placed first on my project (OMG) and I placed 4th on my test. At first I was upset by my score, but then I thought about it. This is my first year taking Latin and I’m already placing very well. Overall, I just want to say that the FJCL is an amazing group of people and I’m very proud to be a member.
Okay so in Latin class we’re doing this project where we have to analyze a poem by this guy Catullus. It turns out that the poem i chose is actually just a translation of a Greek poem by Sappho (if you don’t know Sappho was a hella gay greek poet from a city called lesbos and thats where the word ‘lesbian’ comes from) and long story short I unknowingly chose a poem about being in love with a straight girl