A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"Why Learn Latin?"

Overview

The study of Latin greatly enhances a student’s understanding of the English language, more than half of which is derived from Latin roots. Learning Latin is also helpful in fields such as medicine and law, which employ numerous Latin words and phrases. In addition, the principal reason for the study of Latin is that it allows one to engage in a conversation with some of the greatest thinkers of the Western tradition.

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Joseph Garnjobst is Chairman and Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Hillsdale College. He holds a B.A. from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. For a number of years before coming to Hillsdale he was a a teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Cincinnati and a teaching assistant at UC Santa Barbara.