Classical Education places high esteem on learning the Latin language. I am not sure how many people know that. Aside from its focus on copywork and reading amazing literature from a very young age, learning Latin is just as important. But, why Latin?
Many say Latin is a dead language as if learning languages isn’t challenging enough. Learning one that people say was dead doesn’t seem too appealing. Yet there is a purpose.
With this in mind, you will want to know why this mom has listed all the reasons that convinced this language-phobic Mom to add Latin to her family’s homeschool schedule.
Just this first reason has got me re-thinking our scheduled Foreign Language goals for next year:
English Vocabulary – Learning Latin improves your vocabulary and helps you understand the English language. Approximately 60% of all English words derive from Latin, and 90% of English words with more than 2 syllables have a Latin root.
Mind blown! Don’t miss out on the other reasons.
Explore these 7 reasons why to learn and teach your kids Latin from Intoxicated on life.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!