Why study Latin?

LATIN BENEFIT 4

#1 GRE Verbal

The GRE is a test to take to get into graduate school in the US. ETS, the administrator and developer of the GRE, conducted a study for 2 different time periods, between 1999-2002 and 2005-2008. In both studies, ETS compared the mean average on the English section of the GRE taken by all college students preparing for graduate school. Surprisingly, students studying Latin (Classical Languages) consistently got the highest score out of all 270 majors. They also scored higher in the Math section than all other language majors.

The 12 Fields Whose Students Scored

Highest Mean “Verbal” GRE

All 270 fields of study

2005-2008

INTENDED GRADUATE MAJOR

VERBAL

QUANTITATIVE

WRITING

COMBINED

Latin & Greek

619

633

4.8

1252

Classics

609

616

4.7

1225

History of Science

596

661

4.9

1257

All Philosophical Fields

591

630

4.9

1221

Comp. Language & Lit.

591

588

4.8

1179

Russian

584

611

4.7

1195

English Lang. & Lit.

567

547

4.7

1114

Psycholinguist

566

636

4.6

1202

Linguistics

566

630

4.6

1196

Foreign Lit.

566

580

4.5

1146

American Lang. & Lit.

566

552

4.7

1118

Religious Studies

558

545

4.7

1103

1999-2002

INTENDED GRADUATE MAJOR

VERBAL

QUANTITATIVE

COMBINED

WRITING

Classical Languages

History of Science

Latin

Semitic Languages

All Philosophical Fields

Comp. Lang. & Lit.

Russian

Foreign Literature

American Lang. & Lit.

Religion

613

610

607

588

586

577

573

565

559

558

622

667

595

621

626

580

583

589

556

574

643

679

647

655

644

613

619

592

608

620

1878

1956

1849

1864

1856

1770

1775

1746

1723

1752

European History

557

559

619

1735

Creative Writing

552

535

596

1683

Other Latin Benefits

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#1 GRE

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4

2

5

6

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Emerson Latin offers a complete Latin curriculum, grades 5-12, from the beginner to the SAT and AP Exam, along with selective courses in English language, literature, and composition. We meet in small groups either online or in our classroom in Apgujeong, Seoul.

The teacher is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, and American Classics League.

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