Latin IA is the first half of a traditional high school first year Latin course taught over two years. IA emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, a working knowledge of inflection, basic grammar, and syntax and translation skills. Students also examine their own repertoire of English vocabulary and get to know how many of these words derive from a Latin root. Topics on Roman society are discussed, especially the impact of Latin language and culture upon our society. By the end of the first year, the class has studied four conjugations of verbs in all six tenses of the active voice, five declensions of nouns, adjectives, and the uses of all six cases.