Somewhere, recently, I came across ~
and I found many Latin words we hear, read and know already! When I read through the first “Must-Learn Terms” I smiled. There were several words there that I knew my children were familiar with!
Now, just so you know, we do not study Latin as an extra subject, but, we do watch classic films, and we read classic literature and there are many Latin phrases tucked away in them.
Studies show that detailed knowledge of Latin increases a student’s vocabulary by at least 30,000 words (more than any other foreign language is able). Knowledge of Latin also refines his English grammar. (Read more here.)
So I thought, “Why not? Let me make a ‘Latin Word for the Week‘ chart!”
If I hear my children use some of these Latin phrases in their everyday speaking, or recognise the words they’ve studied in the films they watch, I’d be delighted!
Here is your free download ~
- 50 Common Latin Words and Meanings Chart ~ You can make a slide strip viewer or a shutter-fold-flap minibook.
- 50 Common Latin Phrases Every College Student Should Know ~ The original document I downloaded.
Do you study any Latin? If so, please share your links, tips and ideas.
Here are some other links and sites:
- Review of the Latin For Children Primer
- Building Vocabulary in your Homeschool Squidoo Lens by Jimmie
- An online Latin dictionary