Why Latin?

The Latin Programme offers a concise and thorough summary in answer to this question – well beyond simply improving SAT scores. Also a great apologetic for why Latin and Greek roots alone are insufficient. This was especially compelling:

Students with dyslexia often struggle to divide words into phonetic bits and then re-assemble these bits into a logical whole. Learning Latin allows them to understand the meaning of these pieces and this opens the door to a more in-depth comprehension of words. Dyslexics, even more than the general population, benefit from this aspect of Latin learning.

Read the rest at The Latin Programme.

Italian Landscape with Bridge by Herman Van Swanevelt, 1645

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