Latin

Latin is still taught in a number of schools and is widely regarded as a useful training and intellectual discipline − especially in the learning of logical and precise expression, in sound grammatical usage, and also in the development of vocabulary. Much scientific nomenclature is Latin. Tens of thousands of words in the English language derive from Latin; children with a sound knowledge of the language have a richer vocabulary. The teaching of Latin has been revolutionised to make the language more accessible and entertaining. However, it remains a bugbear for many children who find it difficult, and therefore that it involves hard work. In actuality it is no more difficult than modern languages such as Serbian and very much easier than, say, Hungarian.

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