Direct Method Latin – Rouse would approve

The Founder of ARLT would be glad to hear about this session at the conference of the American Philological Association.

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Section 52 Marriott 6

Active Latin in the Classroom

Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Organizers


The purpose of this workshop is to explore the benefits to be derived from the active use of Latin in the
teaching of Latin. By active Latin, we mean the use of oral Latin, i.e., the practice of spoken and ex-tempore
interaction (not merely reading texts aloud) in Latin, as well as free written composition (rather
than conventional translation from the vernacular into Latin).

  1. Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo
    Introducing Oral Latin in the Second Year (20 mins.)
  2. John Gruber-Miller, Cornell College
    Writing to Read and Writing to Culture: The Interactive Reading Journal and First Person Epitome
    (20 mins.)
  3. Martha Davis and Lyndy Danvers, Temple University
    Team Teaching and Active Learning in the Latin Classroom (20 mins.)
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