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The Exploratory Latin Exam


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 in the beginning of their Latin learning and not taking the National Latin Exam.

What content is on the exam?

The topics below make up the core syllabus of the exam:
Number Names
Oral/Classroom Latin
Body Parts
Family Members
Roman Numerals

The complete ELE 2017-2018 syllabus

The ELE looks slightly different for students in different grades:

Grades 3-4 - 30 questions from the core syllabus.

Grades 5-6 - 30 questions from the core syllabus, plus 10 additional questions on this year's theme, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, plus 10 additional questions entirely in Latin.

Download the complete ELE 2017-2018 Syllabus.

What about awards?

All participants will receive ribbons. Qualifying high scores will earn certificates. Perfect scores will earn medallions.

How do I sign up?

TO ORDER: Follow this link to order 2017-2018 exams. Use your account information from last year, which was sent in an email. If you are a new customer, create an new account.

If you have more questions, contact the Exploratory Latin Exam Chair, K. C. Kless.

Dates to know:

  • Exam administration is open: Oct 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for ordering: March 1, 2018
  • Exam results mailed - May 2018