SPOKEN LATIN FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Session A: June 14-25 (MON. - FRI.)
Session B: July 19-30 (MON. - FRI.)
Living Latin Online High School is an intensive online Latin experience designed to improve high school students’ Latin reading ability by introducing them to the use of Latin as an active, spoken language. Second language acquisition research has proven that speaking and writing a language dramatically increases a student’s reading ability and familiarity with vocabulary and grammar. But Latin has traditionally been taught as a dead, read language. This program changes that, taking advantage of state-of-the-art curriculum materials, innovative pedagogy, and Latin-speaking experts to activate students’ Latin. Living Latin Online High School is a great way for Latin students to supercharge their Latin over the summer in preparation for advanced courses, standardized tests, or entering college.
The program meets once a day for two hours, Monday to Friday, for a total of ten small-group sessions. These sessions include both active Latin activities and readings of Latin texts from all eras. Homework assignments (approximately 30mins) focused on reading and writing Latin are also assigned.
Small groups will be formed based on level of Latin preparation, time zone, and availability during the time of the program. Please be sure to indicate this information using the scheduling button below so that we can place you in the appropriate section.
The program also includes two guest lectures on Latin literature, history or other related topics.
BOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS
The course will use The Paideia Institute’s new Living Latin online course, which is scheduled for publication this spring. A free subscription is included in the cost of tuition.
PREREQUISITESLatin students with at least one year of Latin experience are welcome to apply to this program. Students will be grouped by experience level.
If you are a complete beginner, please enroll in our ten-week summer beginner Latin course through Telepaideia. Enrollment information for the Telepaideia summer term will be available later this spring.
Living Latin online sessions are scheduled based upon participants’ availability. Please indicate your availability when you register.
The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships to participants with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more.
The program for the summer of 2022 is not yet open for enrollment. If you would like to be notified as soon as we begin taking enrollments (in late January of 2022), please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected]
The cost of this program is $500.