ALL: Latin

Amo Linguam Latinam (I Love Latin!)

Grades 7-9


APPLICATION DEADLINE: ON HIATUS for the 2019-20 application season.


ALL, in partnership with the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University, provides classroom instruction for students in grades 7-9 who have advanced skills in language arts. ALL is designed so that the participating students can complete in two years the Latin language content assigned in Michigan High School Content Expectations (HSCE) for all four years of high school as well as meet the Common Core National Standards. Every semester of the GATE Latin program corresponds to one year of high school Latin. Below are the equivalents:

ALL: Latin Offerings:   High School Offerings:
Semester 1 (Fall, Year 1) = Latin 1
Semester 2 (Spring, Year 1) = Latin 2
Semester 3 (Fall, Year 2) = Latin 3
Semester 4 (Spring, Year 2) = Latin 4 and AP Latin

The program emphasizes developing and refining two skills: reading and writing. Although Latin is no longer a spoken language, the course also draws upon speaking and listening skills to aid student comprehension. Discussions of language are anchored in topics of Roman and medieval culture, as well as in conversations about linguistics and the role of Latin in shaping English as a language. Students may elect to take the AP Latin exam at the end of their second year.

The GATE Latin Program offers a technology-enhanced format. Students will attend class via live video broadcast or in person each week and a significant portion of the material will also be available on the course website for asynchronous learning. Once or twice a month, all students will be required to attend class in person on MSU’s campus. Throughout the year, students will be able to seek additional assistance via regularly scheduled “virtual”
labs on Thursdays. Either the course instructor or a TA (teaching assistant) will be available to connect with students via live video conferencing.

Student Advantages

• The accelerated program allows students to complete the traditional four-year high school Latin program in two years.
• The time freed by the program gives students more options, including honors/AP/IB classes or dual enrollment in college courses.
• Students have the opportunity to work with university professors in a small class setting.

ALL Meeting Times & Location

  • ALL is a Hybrid Class
  • Class time: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
    • Face-toface class on the first Tuesday or each month, at MSU. (Transportation is the responsibility of the parents.)
    • All other Tuesday classes held via live online video (Zoom).
  • Virtual Study Lab times: Thursdays
    • Student will participate in the labs by connecting via online live video.
    • Study labs are typically optional, although you may be required to attend a few labs throughout the year.
    • The purpose of study labs is for students to work on assignments, seek additional assistance on concepts learned in class, or to work cooperatively with other students.
  • Location of face-to-face classes: Michigan State University, typically in Bessey Hall.