• Hints/Suggestions for Beginning to Speak Latin

    A bullet list of general vocabulary and simple advice to help the beginning Latin speaker. Written by John Byron Kuhner (2009).
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  • Baby Steps Toward the Inclusion Of Spoken Latin In the Classroom

    You don’t have to move suddenly to a Latin-only classroom! Consider incorporating these practices one at a time.

  • Why Speak Latin?

    by Nancy Llewellyn

    Our modern language colleagues know that mastery comes when the student has internalized the language. They understand that internalizing happens through communication; through experiences that intimately, directly, and frequently involve the hearing and speaking faculties. Internalizing requires quick, immediate exchanges; communication that promotes thinking in the target language, without recourse to English. This principle is equally valid in Latin instruction,…
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  • Latin is Not Different

    Before I share anything with you this morning, I’d like to place two points of departure before you that are extremely important to me. They inform almost everything else that I have to share with you.

    Important Idea # 1: Latin teachers are not normal.
    Important Idea #2: Latin is not different.

    The very fact that we are having this discussion in this place with this company of people gathered here indicates to me that we are at a new time in the business of teaching Latin. What I hope to do in this talk is weave together both my understanding of some vital research in second language acquisition as well as my understanding of certain dynamics that are at play in Latin classrooms, Latin programs, school systems, and the colleges and universities that most of us find ourselves working in.

    Presented by Robert Patrick at the SALVI board summit, July 17-20, 2011.


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