Latin is an intimidating subject to teach! Pronunciation, declensions, conjugations – it is enough to make your brain hurt. In this presentation, attendees will learn the basics of Latin so they can feel confident to teach their students introductory Latin in the upcoming year.
This seminar will develop the theory and practice of introducing spoken Latin into the classroom. If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of spoken Latin, your ability to implement it as a beginner or whether it will compromise the core content of your currrent course, then this session is for you. These questions will be […]
This seminar will relate the success (and failures) of expanding the language program at Covenant Classical School (Fort Worth) over the past years. From adding Greek, to doubling class sizes and sections, to widening the capabilities of student support, this department has seen more lateral entries nearly every year. Challenges abound, such as dealing with […]
This seminar provides Latin teachers at the primary and secondary levels with simple and tested strategies for developing active Latin use in their classrooms. Using the theory of Comprehensible Input as presented by Stephen Krashen, we will examine ways for incorporating ever-increasing amounts of spoken Latin for the benefit of students.
The principles and practices of using conversation and communication in Latin instruction. In this seminar, I will present the meaning and goals of conversation and communication in Latin teaching, along with the reasons for this approach and some of its possible challenges. Secondly, I will introduce a variety of techniques and activities for implementing the […]
This seminar will introduce a variety of approaches to Latin reading or translation that can be used at a variety of levels in the Latin classroom. Reading in Latin word order, metaphrasing, top-down and bottom-up reading approaches, and disambiguation skills are some of the topics that will be addressed.
The classical teacher should strive to become a grammarian, logician, and rhetorician as they are the trivium incarnatum. A teacher takes their first steps toward the trivium incarnatum through the study of Latin or Greek. As they become a grammarian, their soul is prepared to be struck by truths outside of themselves as they learn […]
Literature is the artful use of language to paint images and convey emotions through a variety of techniques based on vocabulary and syntax. What better way to study this art form than by reading the master works of such literary artists as Vergil and Cicero as composed in their own tongue? Author and teacher Karen […]
The ancients do us the great courtesy of providing many wonderful examples of orations with both invention and arrangement already selected and crafted. With these first two canons of rhetoric already in place, the use of such orations allows students to focus on the remaining canons of rhetoric: style, memory, and delivery. This presentation will […]
The talk reviews reasons why teaching Latin is necessary and fundamental for the Classical Christian curriculum.