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Appeal for teaching resources

Postby thesaurus » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Salvete omnes,

I've suddenly been offered a position to teach first semester Latin at my university this fall (the semester starts in a few weeks). It's quite exciting. I haven't "formally" taught Latin before, and while I'm confident in my knowledge of the language, I could use some help getting materials from fellow teachers (or including from those who have taught themselves).

I will be using Moreland and Fleischer's "Latin: An Intensive Course," which I haven't used previously. If anyone has any tips, exercises, quizzes, games, syllabi, etc. that they would be willing to share, I'm all ears! If you don't want to share specific materials here, feel free to message me.

Thanks!
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Re: Appeal to teachers: Moreland and Fleischer resources

Postby thesaurus » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:06 pm

I should add that I'd love to hear any tips from any teachers, regardless of whether they use Moreland and Fleischer.
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Re: Appeal for teaching resources

Postby Hampie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:39 pm

http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/language ... helps.html

Above link has a lot of material, and a collection of 80-ish pages of verb drills (called verbal brilliance) with quantity marks (they use the circumflex). I don't know the legal status of using the material from the site in a school-situation, however, but it's worth checking out. Maybe you could get inspiration and make your own!
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Re: Appeal for teaching resources

Postby cantator » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:53 am

Cantator's broken record plays on:

Songs, lots of songs. Songs are fun to sing, the vocabulary memorization is invaluable.

What songs ? Howzabout:

Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
The New London Consort's recordings of Medieval Latin songs
The Studio Der Fruhen Musik recordings (if you can find them)
The Elvis Presley songs by Professor Amon (ref?)

The shorter songs are where to begin. Try to get the class singing together, but don't be meticulous about musicality.

Also, bring in Medieval and neo-Latin texts, if possible. Milton, Campion, Dante, Rimbaud, all wrote excellent Latin. Again, short texts or passages are the way to go for beginners.

Make it new.
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