Latin may be considered a dead language, but it is still useful to learn, and taught in many schools. It is also the official language of the Holy See. Living Latin is an attempt to bring spoken Latin back as well as the reading and writing approach taken in most Latin courses.
Latin is the ancestor of all of the Romance languages, and perhaps half the words in the English language have their origin in Latin. The Latin alphabet, along with its siblings in English, French, Italian and Spanish, is the most widely used alphabet in the world. It is also still used to in scientific nomenclature.
In this topic, you'll find helpful tips, articles and tutorials on mastering Latin grammar and vocabulary. You will also find articles aimed at helping teach the language, and information on the history of Latin.
Like English, Latin has six tenses. However, all of Latin’s tenses are formed with inflections, making their identification more difficult for English speakers. Read an overview of all six tenses here.