Loving Language in the Youngest Years: Harnessing Movement, Music, Image, and Memory for Good

Marcus Foster July 21, 2017

Presented at:
SCL Summer Conference 2017


This seminar will develop the theory, methods, mechanics, and materials for differentiating language instruction to young students (4th and below), emphasizing kinesthetic, auditory (melodic, rhythmic, dynamic), and visual elements (using color, images, graphs, art, motions). While much of the source material will stem from Latin, the content will be applicable to other languages. The seminar will conclude with Q&A, especially aimed at exploring other schools' attempts at similar endeavors.


language instruction mechanics Methods visual


Marcus Foster
Marcus graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Classics in 2000. He worked with youth in Berlin, Germany for five years, part of which was also spent studying theology at Humboldt Universit├Ąt. He received a Masters of Humanities from the University in Dallas in 2012. Heavily invested in languages, Marcus hopes to stir a love for language and literature in his students. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 10 years, and have three beautiful daughters.