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 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.
How do I sign up?
To order the PRINT version of the exam, log in to your account or create one. https://aclclassics.org/Join-ACL/ACL-Customer-Dashboard
This year, a digital option will be offered at the same price as the print version. Use this link to set up an account with Quia. https://www.quia.com/eleorder
For any issues with registration contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the FAQ page for guidelines.
For the digital version:
At What Level Should I Register My Students for the Digital ELE?
- Level 1 - Core 30 (Open to grades 4 and below)
- Level 2 - Core 30 and Tantum Latine 10 (Open to grades 4 and below)
- Level 3 - Core 30 and Thematic 10 (Open to grades 4 and below)
- Level 4 - All 50 (Open to grades 4 and below)
- Level 5 - Core 30 and Thematic 10 (open to grades 5 and above)
- Level 6 - All 50 (open to grades 5 and above)
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 topics below make up the core syllabus of the exam:
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