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National Latin Exam


There is still time to register for the 2016 National Latin Exam!
The NLE is continuing to accept late registrations, with the appropriate late fee. You can access the print and the online application for the 2016 Exam on this site.

Attention Teachers:
2016 National Latin Exam Application Instructions

Instructions for Completing, Giving, and Proctoring the 2016 Exam
Proctor Instructions

NLE Syllabus Revised
The NLE Syllabus has been revised for the 2015 exams. Click to view.

Resources for Teachers Using the Cambridge Latin Course
Documents aligning the NLE syllabus with the Cambridge Latin Course for levels Intro-Latin II. View here.

Applications for the 2016 NLE Exams Are Now Available
Print and online ordering are now available. Click to view.

Want to learn more about taking the exams online?
View Minimum System Requirements

View sample screenshots: Latin I MC | Latin I Reading Comp | Latin III MC

The 2015 National Latin Exam Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to all recipients.
Click to view the list of winners for the NLE and NLE graduate school scholarship winner.

The NLE Newsletter
The NLE publishes a newsletter twice a year. View the latest edition of the NLE Newsletter here.

2015 Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award
As a "founding mother" and long-time writer of the NLE, Christine Sleeper was well-known for her adventurous spirit and her love of travel.  In honor of Christine's love of classics and inspiring personal story, a recipient will be chosen annually and awarded up to $5,000 to cover expenses for an educational travel program of his or her choosing.
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Mnemonics for the Latin Classroom
The latest edition of the NLE Newsletter is now available. Read more.

The NLE New Latin Educators Scholarship

It is with great enthusiasm that the National Latin Exam announces its New Latin Educators Scholarship. In keeping with the spirit of inspiring young people to enter the teaching profession, the NLE will give five $2000 scholarships in 2016 to high school seniors, college students, or others who are obtaining their credentials in order to teach Latin.
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The National Latin Exam Newsletter is planning a feature story about the former scholarship winners who have completed their undergraduate studies. NLE and the international Latin community are interested in you and would love follow-up information about your lives and careers. Please send us a brief account about where you are and what you are doing to this address. We are eager to hear from you!


NLE Online Practice App

The initial release of the National Latin Exam Practice App is a free web-based application that allows students to prepare for the National Latin Exam and test their classical knowledge year-round, on demand, in an environment they can individually customize based on their level and time availability.
Click here to learn more and access the app.


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