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Why Do We Study Latin?


Five of the Top Ten Benefits of Learning Latin
Memoria Press posted May 1, 2012 by Cheryl Lowe 

  1. Latin provides root words for all the modern sciences.

  2. Latin is the language of law, government, logic and theology.

  3. Latin is the most efficient way to learn English grammar.

  4. Latin effectively develops and trains the mind.

  5. Latin is the best preparation for learning any language.

In addition, studies show that learning Latin increases SAT scores, vocabulary and reading skills, and math problem solving. 

We study Latin because....

  • God created us to communicate with Him and each other

  • We can imitate God by learning to use language in a beautiful and orderly way.

  • John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

  • At least 50% of our English language comes from Latin

  • We can more easily learn to speak the five Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Romanian).

  • Latin increases our vocabulary and helps us become better readers, better mathematicians, and better problem solvers.

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