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Classical and Modern Languages

Beginning with Latin in the seventh- and eighth-grades, continuing with ancient Greek in ninth and tenth, and concluding with either French or Italian during their junior and senior years, TJ graduates end up with an encompassing view of how language itself works. From the highly inflected languages of the classical world to the prepositional heavy modern languages, students at TJ grasp the ways meaning has been constructed in western languages.

As students move through the grade levels, they are called upon to confront and use language in a variety of ways. Across disciplines, a great deal of their learning is mediated through language, including English and world languages. In addition, as much as students are learning language and learning through language, they are also learning about language.

 

Students of the Classical Languages also participate in the National Latin Exam and the National Greek Exam in the spring. The National Mythology Exam is also offered to those who are interested.

 

SEQUENCE OF COURSES

7th

Latin 1

8th

Latin 2

9th

Greek 1: Homeric

10th

Greek 2: Attic

11th

Accelerated Introductory French or Italian

12th

Accelerated Intermediate French or Italian

While students at many schools are offered language courses, TJ students receive language instruction.