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Fundamentals of Latin Instruction

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Buck Holler
Michael Buck Holler

Wednesdays, March 1 – April, 5, 2023, 4pm – 5:30pm ET

> Can’t make the class live? Everyone who signs up will receive the recordings to watch later.

*This class has already started but you can still sign up until March 15th.

The idea of teaching words in context holds that form and meaning are more firmly grasped by the language learner when presented and used in sentences, images, or physical objects. Students can begin learning vocabulary and grammar not in isolation or in disassociated lists, but in meaningful linguistic structures. Vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension are effectively taught and learned through an active use of the target language that persistently focuses on the relationship between words, sentences, and ideas. We will work through various examples together for practicing this as instructors in the language classroom.

Week 1: Theory and Practice

  • Do we learn or acquire a language?
  • Comprehensible input
  • Interesting and volume
  • Levels of fluency
  • Teaching language mimetically
  • Leveling
  • Assessment

Week 2: Questions and Commands

  • Basic questions and commands
  • Demonstration and practice

Week 3: Vocabulary

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Using previously learned words
  • Sentences
  • Associations

Week 4: Grammar

  • Words in Context!
  • Lots of types
  • Questioning a sentence
  • Examples

Week 5: Translation

  • Using questions to assess comprehension
  • Understanding the level of difficulty
  • Unnatural reading habits
  • Examples

Week 6: Reading

  • Extensive reading
  • Intensive reading
  • Practice with levels of difficulty


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