Beginning Conversational Latin for High School Teachers
Wednesday., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)
Course Description: Would you like to use more spoken Latin in your classes, but have not yet felt ready? This course provides you the opportunity to start speaking the language you have been reading and teaching, before you try it out with your students. The course covers such topics as greetings and leave-takings, speaking about the classroom, speaking about the school, the weather, working with textbooks and text, giving and understanding directions.
Level: This course is designed primarily for Latin teachers. No previous experience in speaking Latin is necessary.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
Laura is a Latin teacher with eighteen years of experience teaching in diverse environments and at different levels, from Introductory Latin through AP. Her teaching experience has included face-to-face courses that meet on various schedules, blended courses, and courses delivered entirely online. In 2013, she was honored to be named Teacher of the Year in Pequannock Township High School. She is currently certified to teach in these states: New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Washington, and Alabama.
Early on in the course of her teaching career, Laura developed an interest in active Latin teaching methods. She has been facilitating the active use and acquisition of Latin in the Conventiculum Lexintoniense in Kentucky, and has been an avid participant since 2004. In 2014, she made the decision to go back to school, in order to increase her understanding of the Latin language and literature from all ages and how to teach it.
In August 2016 at the University of Kentucky, Laura earned her Master's Degree in Classics and the Graduate Certificate in Latin studies, which is a degree in spoken Latin. In August 2021 at the University of Kentucky, she received her PhD in Education Sciences with a focus on Latin active pedagogy, investigating teaching methods that have supported the teaching of Latin as a second language for millennia.