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With the wish to register your child at Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth (FGN), the decision to choose the first foreign language is also pending. Unlike most schools in the surrounding area, the FGN also offers Latin as a first foreign language. Now, you may be wondering why my child, who has already acquired some basic knowledge of English at Primary School, should now switch to Latin as a first foreign language. Can I even expect my child to use this presumably difficult language? What is the point of this dead language”? And what happens to the knowledge of English acquired in Primary School?
The added value of Latin
- Unlike modern foreign languages, Latin makes it easy for your child: you speak as you write. This also helps you, for example, when checking the vocabulary.
- Translations are done in Latin, i. e. one moves in the area of the mother tongue German.
- Your child will, therefore, practice every day how to deal with his or her mother tongue with increasing confidence. Your child learns to look closely. This trains the ability to concentrate and analytical thinking for the other subjects as well.
- Your child only learns how language works through Latin. This “dead language”, with its logical structure, offers an ideal basis for understanding even difficult texts in all languages.
- As the mother of Romance languages, Latin makes it easier for your child to access other foreign languages later on. More than half of the English vocabulary is also derived from Latin. When new Latin vocabulary is introduced, other foreign languages are automatically taken into account and deepened.
The Formative Power of Latin Teaching
- Most universities expect to have at least a knowledge of Latin in many fields of study. Learning this scientific language at the university is time-consuming and takes resources away from the actual course of study, and learning from a commercial institute is also very costly.
- Latin offers orientation in our world. This applies to everything that shapes our European culture: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, law.
- Latin encourages the examination of one’s own life. The intrinsic value of Latin texts encourages reflection on one’s point of view, contributes to tolerance towards other positions, and thus helps to find one’s own identity.
The fear that the knowledge of English acquired in Primary School can be lost is unfounded insofar as our textbooks, for example, when learning vocabulary, always refer to modern foreign language. The Latin teacher also helps with this.
Latin thus promotes a better understanding and speaking of the German language, promotes the intellectual development of your child, and contributes to openness to the fundamental questions of life and its solution.