Learn (or Re-Learn) Latin!

Instructor:  Rebecca Jessup

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Class Lime 20

If you ever studied Latin, no matter how long ago, you had lasting benefits, and you remember more than you realize. If you’ve never studied Latin, Senior College is the perfect place to start! Latin was the language of Cicero, Ovid, and Virgil, and countless other brilliant writers over many centuries. It is the foundation of many modern Romance languages, and the source of thousands of English words. Learn (or re-learn) the basics of Latin, including how Latin informs English through prefixes, stems, and suffixes. We’ll review enough Latin vocabulary and grammar to read some selections from Saint Jerome’s famous Vulgate Bible. Don’t think you can do it? Just try!

Class limit 20

Rebecca Jessup received her BA in Classics from the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. She taught Latin at CU for several years and taught small groups and private students around Boulder for over ten years. She has taught home school students and interested adults, students as young as seven and as old as you. She taught high school Latin for years, including International Baccalaureate classes in Colorado and Indiana, and she has taught at Senior College and other independent adult education centers