Friday, October 17, 2008

Latin: A Dead Language Rises Again

According to a Modern Language Association survey, Latin enrollments, which had grown by 14.1% from 1998 to 2002, posted another 7.9% increase in 2006. Today, 32,191 college students (undergraduate and graduate) are enrolled in Latin courses.

Last week, the New York Times reported that the number of students taking the Advanced Placement test in Latin has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, to 8,654 in 2007.

As the publishers of Wheelock's Latin, we've always known that Latin never died.

Let us know if you've taken a Latin course.

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