LUMINA: Artes Latinae

A Self-teaching, Self-paced Interactive Online Latin Course

LUMINA: Artes Latinae is hosted on Moodle, migrating to Canvas starting the 2024 school year. This online course format designed by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. is developed from Dr. Waldo Sweet’s original version of Artes Latinae. The LUMINA: Artes Latinae online course uses the same Programmed Method of teaching Latin with an interactive methodology.

The online courses include all content equivalent to print 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.

For a brief overview of the program, check out this video.

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The LUMINA: Artes Latinae online self-teaching Latin course replaces the DVD or downloadable version of Artes Latinae. If you purchase a DVD of Artes Latinae from a third-party seller, it will not work on Windows 8 or later and OS X Mavericks or later. We no longer sell and do not support the DVD for current operating systems. Artes Latinae is a self-teaching Latin course structured to accommodate multiple levels of students, each learning at his or her own pace in a classroom setting, or during independent study.

Artes Latinae enables you to add Latin to your curriculum without the need for additional staff or expanding facilities. Thousands of students are learning Latin via Artes Latinae, either completely on their own or with minimal help from a facilitator.

Developed by Dr. Waldo E. Sweet of the University of Michigan for Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp., Artes Latinae is an easy-to-follow program 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. Artes Latinae meets existing foreign language requirements for high school graduation.

Key features of Artes Latinae

    Involvement — The units generate continuous, active response on the part of students.
    Flexibility — The self teaching format allows the student to progress at a personally comfortable rate.
    Evaluation — The innovative structure of the Artes Latinae program gives both the student and the facilitator immediate feedback and evaluation.

The original textbook full package includes Level One - Books One and Two, audio CD, Teacher's Manual, Graded Reader, Teacher's Manual for the Graded Reader, Reference Notebook (consumable), Test Booklet (consumable), and Guide to Tests.

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