Calvin University and various Classical schools throughout the United States provide a 2-day workshop for those wanting to learn or practice speaking Latin and Greek.

The biduum (two day event) includes Latin and Greek discussion in a relaxed and informal setting. Depending on the track chosen, the sessions may include: discussing excerpts from literature in the target language; learning how to hold conversations about every-day topics such as family, weather, and food; and demonstrating pedagogical techniques and tools that incorporate spoken approaches and activities.

A 2-day workshop for Latin and Greek students with FIVE different tracks:

Elementary Beginner: For students grades 3-6 (lead by Dr. David Noe’s daughter, Jillian Noe)

Beginner: No prior experience required (students grade 7-12 & adults)

Intermediate: A few year’s study, good grasp of most of the grammar

Advanced: An emphasis on pedagogy for teachers, mastery of grammar/some spoken proficiency

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Beginner Greek:
No prior experience required, applicable for both ancient and koine dialects 



January 24 & 25, 2020


Friday, January 24
Workshops – 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Reception – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 25
Workshops – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Early Bird Adult Registration (by December 15th): $125
Early Bird Student Registration (by December 15th): $70
Adult Registration: $145
Student Registration: $95

Full and partial scholarships are available. Contact Stephen Bryan 615-975-2241 or stephen.bryan@covenantfw.org for more information. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be submitted by December 15th. 

Covenant Classical School
1701 Wind Star Way
Fort Worth, Texas 76108

Testimonials from previous Latin conversation weekends with Dr. Noe

“I loved the conference. It was such a joy to be with a group of like-minded Latinists. It was also a good affirmation for me that I’m not too bad at spoken Latin.” – Michael K., Michigan.

“This weekend was a blast. So lovely to read and discuss (in Latin!) our favorite authors…I really liked the way things ran this weekend. Allowing English during breaks was nice.” – Christie P., Kentucky.

“While I knew I was way out of my league at the Biduum, I learned so much and am very grateful for the experience.  It has changed the way I will conduct my teaching in Latin.  I think the class will be much more interesting and meaningful (and FUN).” – Karen A., Lake Odessa, MI

“This biduum was awesome for me, getting to spend time with other people that truly appreciate Latin, and learning more about it!” – Jack J.

“This is a transformation experience for myself, my colleagues, and my students. More please!” – Stephen B.

“Amazing conference with great presentations from all three teachers.” – Anonymous

“Thank you for making this conference a place I could get out of my comfort zone and not be intimidated by all the scholars.” – Anonymous

“Very enjoyable conference. I hope we move more towards conversational Latin.”  -Anonymous

“I loved the Biduum! It opened my eyes and ears to new possibilities in my classrooms.” – Anonymous

For more information contact Stephen Bryan at 615-975-2241 or stephen.bryan@covenantfw.org