“The future needs origins.”

(Odo Marquardt)

Subject chair: Birgit Scheiter (Sche)

Subject council Latin

Latin or French?

Latin is not a dead language. Latin leads…

  • to a more conscious approach to German as a mother tongue or second language.
  • to the training of the ability to express oneself in German.
  • to a better understanding and handling of foreign and technical words.
  • to easier learning of many European languages, as they are derived from Latin.
  • to an acquaintance with the political and cultural history of Europe – it is still effective today! (Roman law)
  • to a better understanding of the present by comparing it with antiquity, a very different world.
  • to acquire knowledge of Latin (Latinum) as a requirement for access to certain courses of study.

… in a few words:

  • The language of instruction is German.
  • Latin is spoken as it is written; therefore there are hardly any pronunciation and spelling problems.
  • It is translated from Latin into German. The Latin texts are examined and analysed in detail.
  • The Latin texts are read, interpreted and related to the students’ own world.
  • Integration of digital media.

Our subject curriculum provides a detailed insight:
Subject curriculum Latin

Latin does not only take place in the classroom.

We go on trips and excursions to: Xanten, Cologne, Kalkriese, Haltern am See, Focke Museum Bremen, Kunsthalle Kiel, Helmsmuseum Hamburg, Bucerius Kunstforum Hamburg and attend court hearings.

We also visit the cinema, theatre or opera.

We take a closer look at Itzehoe’s city history by deciphering Latin inscriptions, working out city tours and studying Latin sources.

Finally, cooking Roman dishes together is also part of the programme.

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Teacher Second subject
Mrs Göbel Greek, Performing Arts (Drama)
Mr Reinke Music lessons
Mrs. Scheiter Protestant Religion
Mrs Schürmann German
Mr Wienrich History