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 taking this course are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

First Form Latin set, includes the items below.

  • Student text
  • Student workbook
  • Teacher manual
  • Teacher key
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Pronunciation CD

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Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

5 – 8 (7th)


Mr. Almanzar

Lecture Format


Grades (Typical)

 5 – 8 (7th)



Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus