During his time at school, he would have mainly been taught Latin. Other subjects, such as Greek, were to come later. In the senior years, he, and his contemporaries, were forbidden to speak English, and had to converse in Latin. A 'smidgen' of this occurs in King John, were Constance says "Grief fills the room up of my absent child, REPEATS HIS WORDS". Repeating the Latin he had learned that day, would have been an integral part of Shakespeare's study.