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.
This course is for students who have completed one or two years in high school Latin and want to improve their reading ability through active learning, including use of spoken Latin. The program includes extensive practice and work with texts of increasing length and complexity that review essential grammar and build upon it. Active engagement, conversations, games, skits, short projects, and puzzles work alongside these texts to build students' confidence with syntax and their fluency with high frequency vocabulary. This course is not recommended for students with extensive prior spoken Latin experience.
Salvete omnes, my name is Marina Garanin. Graduated from Heidelberg (Germany) and Oxford, I am currently working on my PhD on Latin translations from Greek at the University of Heidelberg. I taught Latin courses for beginners at the University, also living Latin. I have been practising spoken Latin since the beginning of my studies, and I have been taking part in different Latin (and Greek) speaking events such as the German Septimana Latina, the Schola Aestiva Posnaniensis, the “CAELUM” in Madrid, Living Latin in New York City, “LILIUM” in Florence. Most recently (2022), I participated at the Latin speaking theater festival “Thalia” organized by the Schola Humanistica in Vicenza, Italy. There, I played the part of “Medea” in the tragedy “Medeae Daemones”, in Iambic Trimeters, written by my partner Stefano Vittori, with whom I speak Latin in our every day life. I also write metrical poetry in Latin, some of which are published in the periodical “Vox Latina” from 2019 on; some are awarded with prizes (“Chancellor’s Latin Verse Prize” in Oxford 2017, Certamen Sarbievianum in 2019 and 2021, Certamen “Mimesis – Modernità in Metrica” 2021). In my free time, besides of writing poetry and acting, I like drawing, singing and writing music; also, being a huge dog lover (not having one on my own though), I like reading books about dog behaviour and education. Also, I have a Latin YouTube channel (Musa Pedestris) where you can find poetry recitations, latin vlogs, livestreams, and other videos on Latin.