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Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Latin: Neo-Latin Colloquia

Tues. 4pm Eastern

Course Description: Colloquia are treasure-houses of excellent Latin idioms, unusual situations, and snarky wit. In this course we’ll read selections from various authors, including Corderius, Erasmus, and Schottennius, in order to enjoy their humor and steal their expressions to use in Latn conversation.  Are you interested in a ghost-exorcism hoax or which countries have the best inns?  What about why scholae are called ludi, how to choose a good teacher, or whether there’s a secret 14-day shortcut for language learning?


Level: This course is intended for those who have experience speaking Latin and reading extended passages at sight.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Sarah Penso

Sarah Penso, a graduate of Harvard University and Hunter College, has taught Latin for many years at public and private schools and has been an instructor for Latin and second language acquisition theory at Hunter. She has participated in numerous spoken Latin immersion programs, including the Conventicula Lexintoniense and Bostoniense, and served as a staff member for SALVI’s Rusticatio. She also teaches Hebrew to novice learners using low-pressure communicative techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her Yiddish and Ancient Greek.