LISTENING - The students will:
1. Understand virtually all face to face conversation in standard
dialect delivered with normal clarity and speed.
2. Demonstrate familiarity with many idiomatic expressions and phrasal
3. Respond appropriately, verbally and non-verbally, to various levels
of politeness, formality and register, especially academic.
4. Identify main ideas and most supporting details in lectures and
5. Recognize verbal and nonverbal signals of organization and importance
6. Understand new vocabulary in context using guessing strategies.
SPEAKING - The students will:
1. Use Latin for a variety of purposes: describing, narrating, arguing
2. Self-monitor and peer evaluate for effective speech in formal as
well as informal interactions.
3. Use nonverbal communication appropriately: posture, gestures, facial
expressions, and eye contact.
4. Speak fluently on general topics of current interest in Latin
5. Maintain a conversation and use many idiomatic expressions.
6. Demonstrate awareness of levels of politeness, formality and
register, including inappropriate language such as racist or sexist
7. Use discussion and conversational strategies effectively.
8. Use intonation, pitch and pause to enhance or emphasize the message.
READING - The students will:
1. Skim for main idea, scan for information, differentiate between main
idea and supporting points.
2. Take notes, summarize and paraphrase for various purposes, read
between the lines for inference, assumption and presupposition.
3. Read critically, identify author's point of view, tone and purpose.
4. Recognize bias when it exists.
5. Demonstrate significant library research skills.
6. Analyze rhetorical patterns, discourse cues and structural pointers
to follow the development of the author's ideas.
7. Increase reading speed, vary speed and methods according to type
of material and purpose for reading.
8. Use Latin college level dictionary effectively, guess word meanings
by analyzing prefixes, suffixes and roots.
9. Infer meaning of unknown vocabulary by using contextual clues.
10. Evaluate the relevance of textual material to particular research
goals and identify sources that support particular arguments.
11. Understand the organization of books, journals, newspapers and
COMPOSITION - The students will:
1. Revise for organization, style and content.
2. Master the five-paragraph essay to include thesis statement and
adequate paragraph development.
3. Develop and logically support a main idea in an expository essay.
4. Consider audience and intention.
5. Support a focus statement with original ideas and information from
6. Employ essay examination skills by: synthesizing relevant information
from reading and lectures and writing under time pressure.
7. Write a short research paper summarizing journal articles and other
sources, paraphrasing, synthesizing information from a minimum of
three sources, avoiding plagiarism, documenting sources, and using
a variety of clause patterns and subordination.
8. Exhibt a sense of literary style.
In preparation for the 50 minute lecture class, students are expected
1. Studied, prepared and reviewed 10-20 pages from class text.
2. Completed 10-20 pages from required readings.
3. Listened to and reacted to about 30-50 minutes of language lab
4. Spent 15-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary phrases
and cultural material.
5. Prepared 1-5 pages of assigned essay or term paper.
In preparation for the lecture class, students are recommended to have:
1. Worked 10-50 minutes cooperatively with a fellow Latin student or
another Latin-speaking person.
2. Worked as a Latin tutor for the SRJC Tutorial Service.
3. Listened to or view 10-50 minutes of Latin media other than that
provided by the SRJC Language Lab.
4. Established a pattern of reading Latin language newspapers,
magazines and books as available at the SRJC Library, or within
the Santa Rosa community.