Lumina: Artes Latinae Online Course Spotlight

by Lynna Sutherland in Online Course Spotlights

Lumina: Artes Latinae is an easy-to-follow course that includes all the tools a student needs to achieve a firm command of Latin.

An easy to follow course that includes all the needed tools to achieve a firm command of Latin.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Developed by Dr. Waldo E. Sweet of the University of Michigan for Encyclopedia Britannica, Lumina: Artes Latinae is an easy-to-follow course that includes all the tools a student needs to achieve a firm command of Latin. The course was carefully crafted and refined to suit the needs and abilities of a broad spectrum of students.

Lumina: Artes Latinae: Facts at a Glance

Instructor/Company: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Religious Perspective: None
Levels/Sections: Two
Age Range: Middle & High School
Pronunciation (?): Both
Instruction Method (?): Interactive Methodology

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Get to Know Lumina: Artes Latinae!

Who is the instructor of Lumina: Artes Latinae?

Bolchazy-Carducci's Latinists teach this course.

Is Lumina: Artes Latinae a religious-based Latin course?

Lumina: Artes Latinae is not a religious-based Latin course.

How many levels/sections of Lumina: Artes Latinae are available?

There are two levels available.

When students finish all levels of Lumina: Artes Latinae, what do you recommend for continued Latin study?

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has several Latin readers for students who have completed both levels of Lumina: Artes Latinae.

For which ages/grades is Lumina: Artes Latinae most appropriate?

This course is appropriate for Middle and High School grades.

Does completion of Lumina: Artes Latinae earn a student high school credit?

Lumina: Artes Latinae meets existing foreign language requirements for high school graduation.

How can homeschool parents know if their child is ready for Lumina: Artes Latinae?

This online self-teaching Latin course is structured to accommodate multiple levels of students, each learning at his or her own pace in a classroom setting during independent study or homeschool setting.

How often and for how long does Lumina: Artes Latinae meet?

Lumina: Artes Latinae is self paced.

Course Details for Lumina: Artes Latinae

Which subjects are covered in Lumina: Artes Latinae?

  • Latin grammar
  • Latin vocabulary
  • English derivatives from Latin
  • Latin translation passages

Does Lumina: Artes Latinae teach Classical or Ecclesiastical pronunciation {more info}?

Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciation are both taught.

What approach to Latin learning does Lumina: Artes Latinae use to teach language study {more info} ?

The Lumina: Artes Latinae online course uses the same Programmed Method of teaching Latin with an interactive methodology.

What resources do students need to purchase to participate in Lumina: Artes Latinae?

Level One includes all content equivalent to print Level One, Books One and Two, and the original audio files, plus the Teacher's Manual, the Graded Reader, the Graded Reader Teacher's Manual, the Reference Notebook, the Text Booklet, and the Guide to Unit Tests.

What other resources are provided as a part of Lumina: Artes Latinae?

  • Digital/online textbook
  • Additional translation passages
  • Streaming video with lessons for students
  • Teacher manual with instruction for teaching concepts
  • Tests
  • Test answer key
  • Online community or contact for homeschool parent support 
  • Online community or contact for homeschool student support
  • Original Audio Files
  • Graded Reader
  • Graded Reader Teacher Manual

Lumina: Artes Latinae is an online one-year subscription course. Parents have access to their student's grades and exercise answers, Teacher's Manual, the Graded Reader Teacher's Manual, and the Guide to Unit Tests. Bolchazy-Carducci's Latinist respond to questions.

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About the Author Lynna Sutherland

Lynna Sutherland is the mom of eight kids ranging in age from high school to preschool. She loves to encourage parents in grace-based, relationship-focused Christian parenting.