SUMMER ORAL LATIN WORKSHOP
The Illinois Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
and the Illinois Classical Conference
I.C.T.F.L. Immersion Days for Teachers
Venite ad hanc officinam vivae Latinitatis! Per parvulos simplices gradus, gradatim discetis Latine loqui. Omittite verecundiam; audete Latine loqui. Nemo vos culpabit si errores in loquendo facietis. Mememtote: errare humanum est. Faciendo discimus. Omne initium est difficile, sed faciamus initium.
("Come to this workshop in spoken Latin. Through small, simple steps, you will gradually learn to speak Latin. Forget about shyness; dare to speak Latin. No one will blame you if you make mistakes in speaking. Remember: to err is human. We learn by doing. Every beginning is tough, but let's make a beginning.")
No prior experience or ability to speak Latin is required for this workshop. The workshop will begin with some exercise in the Classical pronunciation of Latin. Then, in easy steps, participants will be shown how they can use spoken Latin in the classroom. Topics such as greetings, daily life, family, home, leisure activities and sports, school, etc., will be discussed in Latin in short segments. At various times there will be group activities, in which participants will speak with one another on the model presented to the group as a whole. Some slides will be shown of Roman life and mythology, and participants will be asked, on a volunteer basis, to describe in simple Latin sentences what they see on the screen. Participants should bring with them a copy of the 2nd edition of Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency, published by Bolchazy-Carducci, ISBN 0-86516-381-2. E-mail order: email@example.com.
Programs will begin on Tuesday, June 25, with a three-hour awareness session on online learning and the Illinois Virtual High School.
Sponsors. These immersions are designed by the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and sponsored by the Illinois Online Foreign Language learning Initiative, a FLAP grant project currently being implemented by the Illinois State Board of Education and I.C.T.F.L., a statewide association that has an established history of providing high-quality inservice training.
Lodging & Meals Included. In exchange for the $75 registration fee, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish participants will receive their hotel room on the night of Tuesday, June 25; lunch and dinner on Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday; the instructional program; and a number of handouts. Latin participants will receive their hotel room on the night of Tuesday, June 25; Tuesday lunch and dinner’ Wednesday breakfast; and the instructional program for their registration fee of $45.
Program Details. The programs for French, German, and Spanish will consist of hands-on activities providing immersion in the target language and culture. Discussions will explore how the activities can be adapted for learners of various ages and stages. The programs for Japanese and Latin will differ from the French, German, and Spanish in the following ways.
Latin. No prior experience of ability to speak Latin is required for this workshop. The workshop will begin with some exercise in the Classical pronunciation of Latin. Then, in easy steps, participants will be shown how they can sue spoken Latin in the classroom. Topics such as greetings, daily life, family, home, leisure activities and sports, school, etc., will be discussed in Latin in short segments. At various times there will be group activities, in which participants will speak with one another on the model presented to the group as a whole. Some slides will be shown of Roman life and mythology, and participants will be asked, on a volunteer basis, to describe in simple Latin sentences what they see on the screen. Participants should bring with them a copy of the 2nd edition of “Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency,” published by Bolchazy-Carducci,
ISBN 0-86516-381-2. E-mail order; firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff. Distinguished instructors already well known to Illinois audiences have been selected to lead the immersion activities.
Certificate Renewal. This inservice training program is designed to provide credit (CPDUs) toward certificate renewal in pursuit of your Professional Development Plan. I.C.T.F.L. is an approved provider of CPDUs in accordance with state legislation that went into effect of July 1, 2000. Individuals will receive official documentation of 19 CPDUs for participation in the immersions for French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. Participants in the Latin program will receive 13 CPDUs.
Rooms. On the
night of June 25 your hotel room is included in the registration fee.
I.C.T.F.L. will reserve your room for you and will assign it to you as
you check in for the workshop. Individuals
should not make reservation directly with the hotel.
If you do not
need a hotel room, please so indicate on your registration form.
Register by sending this form
to Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Post Office Box
5633, Springfield, Illinois 62705, FAX 217-436-2721.
Please complete a separate form for each registrant.
Form may be photocopied. Registration
must be received not later that June 1.
Deadline. All participants must register by June 1. Registration is open to all Illinois teachers of foreign language, kindergarten through high school. Participation is appropriate for persons who feel they can benefit form an extended period of hearing and speaking the target language and engaging in the other activities outlined for the specific language. Enrollment is limited. If a registration cannot be accepted because the program is already full, fees will be refunded. Enroll early to avoid disappointment.
Acknowledgement. Registrants will receive a confirmation by mail. The envelope will contain a receipt for fees paid, a map with directions for driving to the workshop site, and other particulars about the program. If you do not receive a confirmation, please inquire before coming to the immersion.
Registrants who find it necessary to cancel must do so not later than
June1, or no refund can be made. I.C.T.F.L.
reserves the right to charge a $25 cancellation fee if registrants cancel.
I.C.T.F.L. further reserved the right to cancel any of these programs
and refund all fees if the number of registrants falls short of expectations.
refunds after June 1.
Presenter: Dr. John Traupmann
Cost: $45.00 includes lodging and meals!!! (what a deal!)
Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 1:00-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 26, 8:00-10:00 A.M.
at the Capital City Center
in Springfield, Illinois