PARENT HOME PAGE
for 7th and 8th grade Latin at CSB
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. PiazzaŐs approach to teaching Latin, and rationale for teaching this way, as well as a few FAQŐs:
Definition of language proficiency, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
ACTFL National Standards for Foreign Language Education
Then And Now
A helpful comparative chart of how language instruction has changed in recent years, in light of the research.
Junior Classical League
Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate in the State Convention this year, because of long distance travel and scheduling conflicts.
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 studentsŐ preparation for these exams, students who choose to take them should also prepare on their own (with my guidance).
CLASS BLOGS on the wiki
web location and details TBA