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Latin

Resources

Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan' and 'Help me assess'.

Overview

Latin developed from a local dialect of central Italy to become the official language of ancient Rome, transmitting Roman law, government, literature and social and cultural knowledge and values throughout much of Europe, North Africa and West Asia during the period 753 BCE – 476 CE.

Students learn Latin systematically within an authentic historical, social and cultural context, covering the period 1st century BCE to 1st century CE when some of the most influential Latin literature extant was written. They engage with the ambience, history, society and values of ancient Rome as they read, and are encouraged to relate their discoveries to life in the modern world. Please refer to Learning in Latin for further information.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 Latin curriculum has two interrelated strands, Engaging with Texts and Understanding, which are further divided into sub-strands. The Latin curriculum is only offered as a 7–10 sequence for students who begin to learn the language in Year 7.

The Languages curriculum  can be viewed on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website

Please refer to the general frequently asked questions for Languages.

A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Languages is available: Introducing Languages

Contact

Maree Dellora, Languages Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1692 or email the Languages Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV) The MLTAV is a professional association for language teachers and is the umbrella organisation for Single Language Associations (SLAs) in Victoria.

Classical Association of Victoria (CAV)

The Classical Association of Victoria supports the study of Classics and Ancient World Studies at all levels, including teaching resources.