History-changing battles, the birth and rise of Christianity, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language ordained by God to be heard throughout most of the known world—you’ll find all of this in Latin 2. Students will see how man’s rebellion from God continued in the Roman age, and how God continued to work through historical events to redeem fallen man, providing a pathway back to fellowship with God. In Latin 1, students read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin 2, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome come alive. They will learn how to relate historical events to their Christian beliefs and learn ways to confront and challenge false ideas. In this course, students build on their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, they sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. A clear, expressive, and flexible language—a language in which students can communicate—supports Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of laws. They will see how this language hearkens back to the time of creation, when there was one language and God’s plan for His creation was unfolding across the ages.
This course gives students a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It also gives them a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit. They will discover the power of language as a vehicle for expressing God’s truth. As the greatest story ever told unfolds before them in the context of the Roman age, they will see God’s overarching direction in history. Students will deepen their faith in God as they see His plan for reconciling the world to Himself.
Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the Latin 2 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.
9th – 12th Grade recommended
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
- University of California (UC)
Course Types Available:
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Biblical Integration Information:
Creation: God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through both oral language (Jesus Christ, the Living Word) and written language (the Bible). He has also set patterns and guidelines for how humans are to communicate both with Him and with each other. God’s original purpose for language was for us to communicate with Him and with each other with truth and love (Ephesians 4:15); grace (Colossians 4:6); kindness and tenderness (Ephesians 4:32); care (Matthew 12:36); encouragement (1 Thessalonians 5:11); and without anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene talk (Colossians 3:8), or haste (Proverbs 29:20). God also intended for mankind to use language in order to live out the greatest commandment: to know and love both Him and our neighbors (Matthew 22:39). He also intended for language to enable us to live out the Great Commission to disciple and serve others, both at home and in our communities (Matthew 28:16–20).
Fall: Man’s fallen nature and innate sinfulness impact his ability to use language to communicate respectfully and gracefully with God and others. Sin leads to pride, confusion, and even frustration; as a result, man often values forms and applications of language that are in opposition to God. These alternate forms and applications of language are destructive―cursing rather than blessing―and are often used for sinful purposes rather than truth.
Redemption: Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature and engaging in forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages. We should allow the Holy Spirit to change our hearts in order to align our speech with the heart of Christ. As we mature in our faith, we become more aware of the positive power of language to express truth, and of the negative power of language to cause deceit. Receiving the truth from Christ helps us to be discerning when we hear deceitful language. When language is used in a God-honoring way, it has a positive impact in all aspects of our daily life as well as in the lives of others (Proverbs 13:17). Learning another language will make us informed consumers, which will enable us to be good stewards of our resources and to offer help to others. This is, in part, how we live out the greatest commandment and the Great Commission: through our study of foreign languages. When used for God’s glory, language can be used to build relationships between ourselves and speakers of other languages, as well as to share the gospel and God’s faithfulness with others. As we learn new languages, we build the tools to speak of God’s redemption to all we encounter, even those who speak another tongue. We just have to be willing to step out of our own spheres and into those of other cultures around the world, in order to share the truth with all.
Required Course Materials:
Microphone and speakers