PARENT HOME PAGE
for 7th and 8th grade Latin at CSB
Key to mid-semester comments. Please click on this link for an explanation of the terms I have used in my comments, as well as general summaries for both 7th and 8th Grade classes:
My goal is for EVERY student to be academically successful and have a positive experience in Latin class. I count on parents to work with me toward reaching this goal.
Feel free to contact me at: piazza at cathedralschool dot net. I will usually respond within 24 hours.
The Three Pillars of the CSB Latin Curriculum:
1. Basic Latin Proficiency
2. Latin Roots of English Vocabulary
3. Roman Culture, History and Mythology
IN THE CLASSROOM: Essential Latin Class Information:
Summary of Mr. Piazza’s approach to teaching Latin, and rationale for teaching this way, as well as a few FAQ’s:
Definition of language proficiency, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
ACTFL National Standards for Foreign Language Education
For those interested in or curious about Comprehensible Input theory and practice, there is a helpful handout produced by language teachers, available here for free download:
National Exams and Honors
Students will have the option of preparing for and taking both the National Latin Exam and the National Classical Etymology Exam. Links to more information can be found on the Latin home page. While the in-class work will support students’ preparation for these exams, students who choose to take them should also prepare on their own (with my guidance).
What about the WIKI?
In order to ensure easy access without a password, I have posted all class info on my personal-professional website, which parents and students can access from anywhere online. If you visit the CSB Latin wiki pages, you will find links to these pages. A google search for “John Piazza Latin” will get you to student and parent home pages in 2-3 clicks.