Rusticatio Tironum is a full-immersion Latin workshop offering high-energy conversation exercises and readings from Latin literature. In a supportive, intimidation-free environment, Rusticatio Tironum participants live together for seven days while they speak, read, cook and relax—all while communicating entirely in Latin. Through a variety of exchanges, including instructional sessions, a common kitchen, daily shared tasks, downtime, and excellent food, participants in Rusticatio Tironum enjoy a feeling of camaraderie while they experience first-hand various teaching methods that are directly applicable to teaching Latin in the classroom.
- July 6-12, 2016
- ARRIVAL: Wednesday, July 6, 3:00–6:00
- DEPARTURE: Tuesday, July 12, 12:00–3:00
Location: We will reside and conduct our workshop sessions in the historic mansion house on the Claymont Estate near Charles Town, West Virginia. Built in the 1830s by a nephew of George Washington, the Claymont Mansion remained in the Washington family until the Civil War.
Eligibility: You are eligible to attend this workshop if you have already learned Latin on paper and are interested in developing active command of the spoken language. Please note that Rusticatio is not an introductory Latin course and thus it is not for people who have no knowledge of the language. Typically, participants have completed, at a minimum, the equivalent of two years of traditional college Latin or four years of a high school Latin program. It is not necessary to have previous experience speaking Latin. If you are unsure of whether Rusticatio Tironum is for you, please explore the summer program comparison chart.
Age Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years old and have graduated from high school by the start date of the program. We are proud to invite high school students to apply for our SALVI summer experience aimed at that age group: Academia Aestiva.
Cost: Regular tuition for Rusticatio Tironum 2016, in effect until April 1, 2016, is $990. The price includes housing as well as all food and beverages, including wine, but not transportation to or from Claymont Estate. All it takes to reserve your spot is a $100 fully-refundable deposit and completion of the online application below. Your deposit will be refunded to you, should your plans change for any reason, as long as you let us know no later than June 1, 2016. Save $100 by paying the balance due by April 1, 2016--after that date, tuition will increase to $1090. Even once you've paid in full, 100% of your payment is refundable if you cancel by June 1, 2016. You may pay for Rusticatio Tironum through PayPal using the button below, or by sending a check payable to SALVI to the provided address.
Nancy Llewellyn founded SALVI in 1997. Since 1998 she has conducted weekend and summer immersion seminars around the country and occasionally abroad. She has taught Latin at UCLA and at Loyola Marymount University, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Latin at Wyoming Catholic College, whose innovative, immersion-based Latin program she created in 2007. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College, a Licenza from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome (where she also studied at the Gregorian University with Fr. Reginald Foster), and a PhD in Classics from UCLA.
Please mail checks to the following address or use the PayPal button to submit a payment.
1409 Lorraine Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
DUE TO THIS YEAR'S HIGH INTEREST, AS OF MARCH 10th, 2016, RUSTICATIO TIRONUM 2016 IS FULL. Those interested in being added to the waitlist should fill out the registration form below WITHOUT making a deposit. If spaces become available, SALVI will contact you and allow 24 hours decision-time before moving on to the next person on the list. We also encourage you to apply to Pedagogy Rusticatio!