WHAT IS THE EXPLORATORY LATIN EXAM?
The Exploratory Latin Exam is a contest aimed at students of Latin in grades 3 through 6 who are beginning their Latin learning and not yet taking the National Latin Exam.
What is the Syllabus?
The ELE looks slightly different for students in different grades: Grades 3-4 answer 30 questions from the core syllabus and may choose to answer the remaining 20 questions. Grades 5 and above answer 30 questions from the core syllabus, 10 questions on the yearly theme, and 10 additional questions entirely in Latin, based on an extended vocabulary list.
The 2021-2022 updated syllabus (thematic, universal, and extended) will be available here in early Fall.
How do I sign up?
To order the PRINT version of the exam, log in to your account or create one. Order information is on your Profile page
To order and pay for the online version, follow this order link.
For any issues with online registration contact email@example.com.
Check the FAQ page for guidelines.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Registration and shipping fee is $15 - Each test is an additional $5 ($4.00 for current ACL Members).
What content is on the exam?
The sets of Latin Vocabulary are organized into two groups:
Universal Sets of Latin Vocabulary: Animals, Body Parts, Cardinal Numerals, Colors, Commands, Family, Oral Latin Essentials, Mottoes and Expressions, Roman Numerals (fluency with numerals I-X is expected), School, Derivatives
Extended Sets of Latin Vocabulary: Art and Architecture, History and Geography, Mythology (Roman names only), Nature, Ordinal Numerals, Roman Life (clothing, housing, meals), Roman Numerals (fluency with numerals I-C is expected), Time, Roman Entertainment