Rob Clark wrote:
I did Latin for â€˜Oâ€™ level (gosh, does that date me?) and loved it. The key was that our teacher realised the way to keep a class of teenage boys interested was to ensure that all the passages we had for translation or comprehension were either big battles or heroic deeds!
Same here! But as teenage girls we were not overly interested in battles and the antics of the Romans in Britain, much preferring the epic love stories about Dido and Aeneas, Helen of Troy, etc.
I think it's a good combination of subjects. Although German is not a romance language, it is like Latin in that its nouns adhere to a case system. And, of course, French is directly descended from Latin. The benefits extend beyond the obvious linguistic ones, though - it reallly helps with spellings and meanings of words in English. (When I think of the number of times I used the phrase "from the Latin for...." when doing VRT prep with DD!)