World Languages

The World Languages Department offers full-credit courses in Latin, French, and Spanish. The program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals necessary to speak, understand, read, and write a world language. Completion of two to three years of the same language taken at Brother Martin is required for graduation. A student must complete his second year of a world language with at least a B average in order to continue the study of that world language.



Latin I

This course stresses vocabulary, grammar and syntax especially in their relation to English. These areas are studied in the context of Latin writings in mythology, history, and poetry.

Latin II

This course includes more writings in mythology, history, and other Latin literature as well as the following concepts: the ablative absolute, participial constructions, and the subjunctive.

Latin III Honors

This course  examines an oration of Cicero, portions of epics, and excerpts taken from a survey of Latin literature well into the medieval period. The uses of the subjunctive, participles, and gerunds are stressed.

Latin IV Honors

This course utilizes the play Miles Gloriosus and passages of the epic Aeneid to further develop linguistic mastery and understanding of Greco-Roman culture.


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Word Reference
Word Reference contains an English to Spanish, Spanish to English, English to French, French to English word dictionary. Students place the word they want translated in one of the text boxes on the left hand side of the page.