Seventh graders at Moses Brown can choose to study Spanish, French, or Latin. In addition to developing their pronunciation, sentence structure, and vocabulary, they dive into the cultures that speak their chosen language, and use language as a way of understanding and celebrating cultural differences.
Latin students delve more deeply into the study of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and learn three declensions of nouns, three conjugations of verbs, and new adjective forms. They learn the active voice, and the passive voice is also learned. They study expressions commonly found in English (i.e., carpe diem, status quo, etc.), and study famous Romans, bringing them to life through costume and oration. They research styles of Roman art and pitch them to a theoretical gallery owner, and have fun in collaborative projects that make extensive use of games and technology.Inquire