First Form Latin

First Form Latin is the initial course in the grammar stage of learning Latin. This course is designed for students who have no Latin background. 

First Form Latin employs the “grammar-first” approach to language acquisition, and this means that students will need to commit to extensive memorization. However, the course will take things slowly so that the Latin grammar becomes embedded in the long-term memory of the student. The grammar stage will typically take three years (First, Second, and Third Forms). Year 1 is the most important of all, as it is the foundation on which everything else rests.   

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

  • First Form Latin, Student Text
  • First Form Latin, Student Workbook
  • Not available from Kolbe:
    • English Grammar for Students of Latin, Third Edition, Norma Goldman, Ladislas Szymanski, ISBN-10: 0934034346

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Course Details:

Section Number



Mrs. Brown

Grades (Typical)

5 – 8 (7th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr. 5 min. each time


Tuesday & Thursday

Class Period



7:30-8:35 AM PT

10:30-11:35 AM ET