Why do Challenge IV students study Latin instead of French or another “living language”?

9 August 2021

This is the first full year the students get to practice Latin at a rhetorical level: in other words, they have moved beyond memorisation and analysis and into creative application as they translate ancient works directly from Latin. By continuing to study at this level, they gain a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment from having mastered a language like Latin. They will miss this opportunity if they switch to another language now and have to go back to memorising grammar and vocabulary.

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