Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 29, 2010

Latin Level 1: Notes for Session 9 of 9

Here are the notes for Session 9.

Notes for Session 09 of 09

Slides for Session 09 of 09

Slides (Printable) for Session 09 of 09

I hope you enjoyed the Level I Latin! God bless!

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Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 29, 2010

Latin Level 1: Notes for Session 8 of 9

The long-awaited notes for Session 8 are finally up!

Notes for Session 08 of 09

Slides for Session 08 of 09

Slides (Printable) for Session 08 of 09

Be surprised!

Find out more here.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 24, 2010

Latin Level I: Next Class in December 2010

Hi everyone!

Many have asked if I am starting a new Level I class soon.

I would really really love to start a brand new class, however, my upcoming university semester will be very heavy, and I won’t be able to cope witih doing two classes of Latin per week, especially since I found a better way of teaching Latin (though it means lots of extra work for me).

However… The brand new Level IV Latin Class will be open to all – those who have and those who have not attended any of the Latin classes by me – somewhere in August 2010. Dates to be finalised soon.

The structure of Level IV Latin will be made in such a way that people new to Latin will be able to catch up very, VERY easily. With a greater emphasis and focus on vocabulary, through the study of sacred Sciptures – mainly the Gospel of St. Mark – everything else (grammar and more) should fall very nicely in place after that.

Nonetheless, I will still be doing the Level I Latin in December 2010 so that the basics of Latin – pronunciation, why this, why that, etc… – will be covered.

So, stay tuned, and do keep in touch with me for updates and more!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 24, 2010

Information about Latin Mass Times

Hi everyone!
Many people have feedback that they did not notice the Mass Times in the column on the right. So, I have removed it and made a page which you can easily access by clicking on the button in the menu above (scroll up).

Here’s a picture of the menu button in case you can’t find it:

Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 24, 2010

Results of Feedback from the Fourth Latin Appreciation Workshop

For those who have attended Latin Level I, thank you so much for coming and for having a great time with me.

Here are the results of the feedback:

Rating Key:
1 – Violently Disagree
2 – Strongly Disagree
3 – Disagree
4 – Slightly Disagree
5 – Sitting on the Left Side of the Fence
You can’t sit on the fence because it’ll hurt!
6 – Sitting on the Right Side of the Fence
7 – Slightly Agree
8 – Agree
9 – Strongly Agree
10 – Violently Agree

1. Sunday is just right for me

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.4

2. The timing is just right for me

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.0

3. Two hours is too long

|||||||||||||||||||| 4.0

4. I don’t like it when the timing exceeds two hours

||||||||||||||||||||||| 4.5

5. I am comfortable with the venue

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

6. Nine Sessions is just right

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.5

7. It should be longer!

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.2

8. There should be more singing!!!

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.8

9. I love the chants that we’ve learnt

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.8

10. There should be more grammar!!!

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.9

11. I find the speaker VERY boring

||||||||||| 2.2

12. I think the speaker deviates too much from the topic

||||||||||||||||| 3.4

13. I still don’t know how to appreciate Latin

||||||||||||||||||| 3.7

14. I’d rather be somewhere else

|||||||||||| 2.3

15. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin in prayer

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

16. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin in the Liturgy

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

17. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin in sacred music

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

18. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin in sacred art

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.8

19. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin in Scripture

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.7

20. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin within the Church

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.8

21. I’ve learnt to appreciate Latin for the language that it is

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.6

22. I’ve fallen madly in love with Latin!!!

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.0

23. I’ve developed a better appreciation for Mystery

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.9

24. I’m able to appreciate the grammar and I think I should be able to read and understand some Latin texts

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.3

25. Latin IS easier than Chinese!

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.6

26. I think Latin is horrible. I’d rather learn Arabic!

||||||||||||| 2.6

27. I really enjoyed my time!

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

28. I would want to come back again

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.3

29. I would want to bring my friends

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.0

30. I’d rather call the police and have you guys arrested!

||||||| 1.4

31. I like the notes

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

32. The notes are not informative enough

|||||||||||||||||||||| 4.3

33. I don’t have the time to do the translation exercises on the notes

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.0

34. It’s tooooooooo difficult to do!

|||||||||||||||||||||||| 4.7

35. Even if it’s difficult, I still love Latin!

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.8

36. I think the PowerPoint slides are useful

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.5

37. There should be more stuff on the PowerPoint slides

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6.6

38. Have you visited the Latin Appreciation Website? (answer Q39 if you answered YES)

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62% said YES!

39. The website is useful

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.1

40. Did you take copies of the CDs of the recording of the Latin classes? (answer Q41-43 if you answered YES)

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92% said YES!

41. I think the recording is very useful

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.4

42. I think the recording quality is very good

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 7.9

43. I think the recordings are helpful for my revision

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 8.3

44. Do you want to continue to Level 2?

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

92% said YES!

45. Would you inform your friends of the next Level 1?

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92% said YES!

46. Will you be continuing with Level II Latin?

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

92% said YES!

Thank you so much! I hope to see you all again!

47. Additional Comments?

  • Interesting and love to learn more!

  • Great effort! You translate your passion for Latin very well!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to everyone! God bless you all!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 24, 2010

Latin Level 3: Details of Next Session (Encore!)

Date: Saturday,  31 July 2010
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ, Auditorium (Level 3)

Hello!
Well, by popular demand, we’ll be having an encore session 10 (well, technically it’s session 9 since we didn’t do any Latin during the potluck).

I’m really excited because I’d like to try a new method of teaching Latin, after reading some books on how to teach and use whole-brain learning methods. I think it’d be really fun. Lots of games and laughter in store! If that works out well, it’ll be the new way of learning/teaching Latin for Session 4.

So… See you soon!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | July 24, 2010

Apologies for Lack of Updates

Hi everyone!

There’s not been much updates for the past weeks. Well, now that I’ve (somewhat) recovered from my trip overseas, posts will resume as per normal.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 19, 2010

Latin Level 3: Details of Next Session (8 of 9)

Date: Saturday,  26 June 2010
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ, Auditorium (Level 3)

Hello!

Session 8 has been postponed to next Saturday as I’m still not fully recovered from my flu/fever.

Also, please note that Session 9 graduation and makan will tentatively be on Saturday, 17 June 2010, after the group of us have returned from Rome.

See you soon!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 19, 2010

Latin Level 1: Details of Next Session (9 of 9)

Date: Sunday, 27 June 2010 (NO CLASS ON 20 JUNE DUE TO FATHERS’ DAY)
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ, St. John’s Room (Level 2)

Hello everyone!

Please note that there will not be Latin Class tomorrow due to Fathers’ Day.

This will be our last class, and so we will be translating the Nicene Creed in Latin and learning how to chant it.

We shall then end with a little graduation ceremony and a small potluck.

See you soon!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 16, 2010

Latin Level 3: No notes

Hello!

I apologise for not uploading the notes as mentioned. I’m currently down with fever. I’ll print (or ask someone to help me print) the notes instead. Sorry!

Please pray for me that I’ll recover quickly.

Thank you.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 12, 2010

Latin Level 1: Details of Next Session (8 of 9)

Date: Sunday,  13 June 2010
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ, St. John’s Room (Level 2)

This will be the second last lesson! Amazing how fast time flies! I will teach the last few grammatical things that you will need to know. I haven’t fully planned what else we will do. But we’ll find out during the session itself!See you soon!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 12, 2010

Trip to Rome – Pre-Trip Briefing [IMPORTANT]

Hello! Please note that the pre-trip briefing for our Trip to Rome is as follows:

Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010 [NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE]
Time: 6.45pm-7.30pm
Venue: Auditorium (Level 3, above the main Church), Church of the Risen Christ, Toa Payoh

The travel agent will do a brief  about what to expect and other related matters.

The remaining amount to pay will be SGD$3210. Payment will be collected during the briefing.

I will also issue out the Rome Trip prayer booklet and CD on that day, for you to go back and practice the prayers and chants that we will use during the Trip itself.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 12, 2010

Latin Level 1: Notes for Session 7 of 9

Hello!

Here are the notes for Session 7:

Notes for Session 07 of 09

Slides for Session 07 of 09

Slides (Printable) for Session 07 of 09

Once again, I had to remove copyrighted material (the comics and the story). If you want the printed notes with the story, do ask me, as I have extras.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 12, 2010

Upcoming Masses in Latin with Gregorian Chant

13 June 2010, Sunday

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4.00 pm @ SJI International Chapel, 490 Thomson Road

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27 June 2010, Sunday

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4.00 pm @ SJI International Chapel, 490 Thomson Road

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Information on how to receive updates for the next Mass in Latin.

[Click here for the details]

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 5, 2010

Latin Level 3: Notes for Session 6 of 9

Hello!

Here are the notes for Session 6!

Notes for Session 06 of 09

Slides for Session 06 of 09

Slides (Printable) for Session 06 of 09

Have fun!

God bless!

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 3, 2010

Thank You!

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your prayers for me during my exam period. I have just gotten my results, and they are fantastic! Deo gratias! Thanks be to God! And thank you for your prayers!

Please continue to pray for me, in the works that I do and for my studies.

God bless you! =)

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 3, 2010

Upcoming Masses in Latin with Gregorian Chant

6 June 2010, Sunday

Corpus Christi
Mass with Procession
4.00 pm @ SJI International Chapel, 490 Thomson Road

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Information on how to receive updates for the next Mass in Latin.
[Click here for the details]

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 3, 2010

Latin Level 1: Notes for Session 6 of 9

Hello everyone!

Here’s the notes for Session 6!

Notes for Session 06 of 09

Slides for Session 06 of 09

Slides (Printable) for Session 06 of 09

Once again, I had to remove copyrighted material (the comics and the story). If you want the printed notes with the story, do ask me, as I have extras.

Posted by: ioannespaulus | June 3, 2010

Latin Level 3: Details of Next Session (6 of 9)

Date: Saturday,  5 June 2010
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ, St. John’s Room (Level 2)

In this session, we will finish up the story that we’ve been working on last week. Since this weekend will be Corpus Christi, we’ll do something fun! We’ll try to translate Pange Lingua, O Salutaris Hostia, and Adoro Te Devote just like how we translated Veni Sancte Spiritus last week.

And… We’ll learn how to chant the Psalms! I’ll talk a bit about Psalm Tones and we’ll learn 2 easy ones.

See you soon!

God bless!

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