Welcome to the Website for Mr. Beyer's Latin classes!Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom C2207; Extra Help Day, Wednesdays 2:15-3:15
SALVETE, AMICI! THIS WEBSITE IS GOING TO BE TAKEN DOWN BY THE DISTRICT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. CONSEQUENTLY, I AM NOT UPDATING IT THIS MARKING PERIOD. PLEASE GO TO MY GOOGLE SITE FOR AN UPDATED WEBPAGE:
- EDPuzzle. For every chapter in our textbook, there will be at least one EDPuzzle assignment you must complete. If you do not have one yet, please create an account (you can sign up with your school Gmail account or create one from scratch using another email address).
- Memrise. For every chapter in our textbook, there will also be a vocabulary set you must complete. Please sign up here (again, you can use your school Gmail account if you'd like). After you create an account, be sure that you use my Memrise sets (not any other Oxford Latin Course sets made by other teachers):
- Audio recordings. An essential component of this class are the audio recordings I made to accompany the entire textbook. I cannot overstate the importance of always using the audio recordings whenever you are reading/translating/reviewing Latin. If you do not do this, you will not get the language in your ear, you may never experience Latin as a language, and you may have difficulty developing true fluency in the language. You should consider the use of the audio recordings a requirement in this class. There are versions on YouTube (which include the Latin text), as well as mp3 versions which you can download and use while off-line:
- Online Homework Submission Forms. From time to time, I will ask you submit typed translations "online." Whenever I ask this, use the following forms to submit your work: https://sites.google.com/site/montgomerylatin/. Please be sure to save your work somewhere and/or print it out before you submit it using this form.
- Google Classroom. Students will receive a class code in class!
ESSENTIAL RESOURCES AND WEBSITES
- Whitaker's Words. This is an amazing online dictionary. By all means you may use this whenever you come across a Latin word you don't know. I strongly recommend using this rather than Google Translate. It's not that I am opposed to Google translate on principle (in fact I think it's great in some ways for modern languages), it's just that it doesn't work very well for Latin. Whitaker's Words is really much better.
- Quizlet Flashcards. While the primary vocabulary learning tools that we use in our class is Memrise, you may also want to make use of Quizlet from time to time. They have some features that Memrise doesn't have (like the ability to make paper flashcards, print out vocabulary lists, etc.). Oxford Latin Course Book 1; Oxford Latin Course Book 2; Oxford Latin Course Book III, Reading Latin.
- Internet Workbook for Oxford Latin Course. This is one of two websites that provide excellent additional grammar practice specifically designed for our textbook.
- Oxford Latin Course Drills. This is the other of two websites that provide excellent additional grammar practice specifically designed for our textbook.
Spread Sheet for ALL of the vocabulary for ALL three books of the Oxford Latin Course. With this document you can s is a Google Doc spread sheet, but I have it set so that you cannot edit it. If you copy it to your own Google docs account (if you have one) or if you export it as an Excel spread sheet, you can then sort it any way you want (e.g., by chapter, by part of speech, alphabetically, etc.). It should be very helpful to have all of the book's vocab. in electronic form.
ONLINE VERSIONS OF SOME OF THE READINGS AND TEXTS
- Latin I: Oxford Latin Course Additional Readings. This is a Google Doc of the additional readings we do at the beginning of class.
- Latin III: Ritchie's Fabulae. This is PDF of the additional reading we do the beginning of each class.
- Latin III: Ritchie's Fabulae Blogspot. Did you miss something in class? Forgot to ask about a sentence you didn't quite get? This blog has a more or less literal translation of most of this book.
- Latin IV: Caesar's Gallic Wars. This is the primary text that we read during the second marking period (and a bit beyond).
PARENT RESOURCES.The information parents receive via Genesis Parent Access comes from Genesis, our Student Information System. Genesis Parent Access is designed to provide users with the ability to view:
- Basic student information, schedule, homeroom teacher, bus route
- Attendance Information
- Assignments and grades from the teacher Gradebook (applicable for grades 5-12)
- Marking Period Grades and Report Cards
2016 NATIONAL LATIN EXAM RESULTS!Congratulations to our MHS Latin students for their exceptional performance in the 2016 National Latin Exam.
42 MHS students took the National Latin Exam in March, and 27 earned an award for outstanding performance (64% earning an award, vs. 38% nationally!). This includes nine gold medal winners: Yesh Datar, Lisa Knucky, Vicki Lu, Palmer McNally, Colleen McConnell, Kylla Przekop, William Rarich , Rober Tidona, & Zachary Ward. Two students -- Palmer McNally and Zachary Ward -- earned the extremely rare Perfect Paper (last year, only 439 students out of the 50,567 test-takers at their level earned a perfect paper!). Palmer is Mr. Beyer's student; Zachary is Mr. Dominick's.
The National Latin Exam is offered under the joint sponsorship of the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exams taken at Montgomery High School this year were Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, and Latin IV Prose. Each exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions; categories include grammar, comprehension, mythology, life, history, derivatives, and questions based on a short passage in Latin.NEW BOOK!
Hey, my new book for Yale University Press was published recently! It's an reader for intermediate Latin students. Please take a look!
One of my recent graduates also designed a website for the above book. Please check it out! It contains intermediate Latin text and audio.
TAKE LATIN POSTERS 2016(click on link below)
TAKE LATIN POSTERS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS(slideshow)"Why Take Latin" posters created by MHS students!