Classical and Modern Languages

Session Description

Précis:
This preconference features several seasoned language instructors and leaders within classical Christian Education. Karen Moore (Grace Academy, Georgetown, TX; latinalive.com), Lisa Snyder (Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, TX), Dr. Tim Griffith (New Saint Andrews, ID; pictadicta.com), Marcus Foster, Daniel Faubus, and Dr. Jason Merritt (Covenant Classical School, Ft. Worth, TX) will consider the following questions:
Why Latin? Why foreign languages? Must we commit to only one method? Is it possible to teach a language’s grammar through immersive conversation in the target language? How do we keep the struggling students supported while challenging those who are advanced (and having some fun along the way)? What are the pitfalls and benefits of a Foreign Language Program that offers both classical and modern languages? Can a modern languages and methods (TPR, CI, etc.) benefit and enhance Latin instruction or overall curriculum and vice-versa? Can a diverse, multilingual program really adhere to the maxim multum, non multa?  How do we teach our students to love learning languages, especially when asking them to do something so difficult as conversing in a foreign language in front of peers or reading great authors in the original language?
Each talk will also feature considerations of both principles and best practices that can be brought directly in to the classroom, aiming to be applicable to teachers of any language with any curriculum in any school. Besides speaking to these topics, our speakers will also lead round table discussions on various issues such as: AP Latin, classical languages in college and beyond, department culture, lateral entries & remediation, hosting immersive workshops, and adding new language offerings.

Schedule

8:15 am
8:45 am
9:15 am
9:45 am
10:15 am
10:45 am
11:15 am
11:45 am
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
4:45 pm
8:15 am
8:45 am
9:15 am
9:45 am
10:15 am
10:45 am
11:15 am
11:45 am
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
4:45 pm
Wednesday, June 26,2019
Wednesday, June 26,2019
Wednesday, June 26,2019
Intro, Welcome, Orientation: Why Latin? Why Foreign Languages? -Marcus Foster
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Intro, Welcome, Orientation: Why Latin? Why Foreign Languages? -Marcus Foster

The Middle Road: Towards a both/and Approach to Methodology -Dr. Timothy Griffith
8:45 am - 9:35 am
The Middle Road: Towards a both/and Approach to Methodology -Dr. Timothy Griffith
8:45 am - 9:35 am

Break/Flex Time
9:40 am - 9:50 am
Break/Flex Time

Grammar via Immersive Conversation (spoken Latin Demo) -Daniel Faubus
9:50 am - 10:40 am
Grammar via Immersive Conversation (spoken Latin Demo) -Daniel Faubus
9:50 am - 10:40 am

Enrichment & Support: Projects, Games, Activities, Clubs -Karen Moore
10:40 am - 11:30 am
Enrichment & Support: Projects, Games, Activities, Clubs -Karen Moore
10:40 am - 11:30 am

Round Table Discussions
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Round Table Discussions

AP Latin -Karen Moore Classical Languages in College & Beyond -Dr. Timothy Griffith Department Culture -Lisa Snyder Lateral Entries & Remediation -Marcus Foster Immersive Workshops (Bidua) -Daniel Faubus & Stephen Bryan Adding a New Language Offering -Dr. Jason Merritt

Lunch / Recess
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch / Recess
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Modern and Classical Language Programs: Complements or Competitors? -Lisa Snyder
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Modern and Classical Language Programs: Complements or Competitors? -Lisa Snyder
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Break/Flex Time
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Break/Flex Time

Classical & Koine Greek: Loving our Students loving Great Texts -Dr. Jason Merritt
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Classical & Koine Greek: Loving our Students loving Great Texts -Dr. Jason Merritt
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Break/Flex Time
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Break/Flex Time

Wrap-up Seminar: Opportunities for Continued Collaboration & Growth -Marcus Foster
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wrap-up Seminar: Opportunities for Continued Collaboration & Growth -Marcus Foster

Speaker Bios