Registration for the 2022 NLE is now open!

News & Announcements

August 16, 2021

Scholarships and Recognitions for NLE
The NLE announces the recipients of its annual scholarships and the retirement of the long-time chair of the O'Donnell Committee

June 28, 2021

NLE Presents at ACL
The committee reveals the results of giving the exams in this most difficult year

February 22, 2021

Giving the 2021 National Latin Exam
Here is information for administering the online version of this year's NLE

January 5, 2021

NLE Outreach
Our new committee launches its first newsletter!



August 10, 2020

Changes to the Latin III exam
The NLE moves to make this intermediate exam all about reading comprehension

June 9, 2020

ACL Commits to Grow and Do Better
The organization issues a follow-up statement to earlier message
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The National Latin Exam

The National Latin Exam (NLE) is a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world.The NLE is not meant to be a competition but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Depending upon their score, students may earn certificates, medals, and may even qualify for scholarships.

Logo for NASSP for 2020-2021

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the National Latin Exam on the 2020-2021 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.


The National Latin Exam

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