Are you excited about mastering the fundamental language skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing in Latin? Look no further than the Latin Language course offered by the esteemed Kenya Institute of Foreign Languages and Professional Studies (KIFLAPS). This course is thoughtfully crafted not only for education but also to immerse you in the lively world of Latin language usage. Through our meticulously designed curriculum, you will delve into the very heart of Latin communication, enhancing your proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing through a comprehensive and dynamic approach.
At KIFLAPS, our course structure seamlessly aligns with the highest language learning standards, ensuring that your progress is well-defined and rewarding. By the conclusion of this transformative journey, you will have accomplished remarkable feats:
At KIFLAPS, our dedicated instructors are committed to delivering an interactive and captivating learning journey. Embark on this enthralling adventure to truly master the intricate nuances of the Latin language. Prepare for not only educational growth but also an enjoyable journey as you embark on a transformative path toward linguistic excellence.
**A1 Latin Course: Building Foundations**
**Basic Greetings and Introductions:**
– Learn to greet: “Salve!” (Hello!)
– Introduce yourself: “Mihi nomen est [Name]. Quomodo te habes?” (My name is [Name]. How are you doing?)
– Exchange names and origins: “Quisnam es tu? Meum nomen est [Name]. Sum Romanus/Romana.” (Who are you? My name is [Name]. I am Roman.)
**Numbers and Counting:**
– Count from 1 to 10: “Unus, duo, tres, quattuor, quinque, sex, septem, octo, novem, decem.”
– Ask for quantity: “Si quid est, quaeso afferas.” (If there’s anything, please bring it.)
**Everyday Objects and Activities:**
– Common objects: “Liber” (book), “Cibus” (food), “Legumen” (vegetables).
– Activities: “Opus” (work), “Schola” (school), “Opera” (projects).
**Family Members and Relationships:**
– Family terms: “Pater” (father), “Mater” (mother), “Filius” (son), “Filia” (daughter).
– Relationships: “Iuvenis” (youth), “Fratres et Sorores” (siblings), “Fratres” (brothers), “Sorores” (sisters).
**Expressing Likes and Dislikes:**
– Likes: “Amo [Activity].” (I like [activity].)
– Dislikes: “Non amo [Food].” (I don’t like [food].)
**Ordering Food and Drinks:**
– Order food: “Rogare, potesne mihi cibum?” (Could you please bring me food?)
– Drinks: “Potus” (beverage), “Aqua” (water), “Thea” (tea).
**Giving and Asking for Directions:**
– Ask for directions: “Quaeso, mihi viam ostendes?” (Could you please show me the way?)
– Giving directions: “I ad huc locum, deinde dextrorsum vertere potes.” (Go to this place, then you can turn right.)
**Talking About Time and Schedules:**
– Time: “Tempus est 12:30 hodie.” (The time is 12:30 today.)
– Schedules: “Mea horaria cotidiana varia sunt.” (My daily schedules are different.)
**Describing People and Things:**
– Describe people: “Homo responsabilis, senex.” (A responsible person, an old person.)
– Describe things: “Res bona, quinque kilogrammae.” (A good thing, five kilograms).
**Present Tense Verbs:**
– Use verbs in the present tense: “Scio, scribo, dies novus est.” (I know, I write, it’s a new day.)
Remember, the vocabulary and phrases provided are illustrative. In an A1 Latin course, you will encounter a broader range of vocabulary and phrases related to these themes, enabling you to initiate basic conversations and navigate everyday situations with confidence.