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CarmentaLatin
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New Member Introduction

Post by CarmentaLatin » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:06 pm

I am a longtime student of Latin, with a B.A. in Latin from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. I am currently teaching Latin classes online using Collins' "Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin," Orberg's "Lingua Latina," and Traupman's "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency."

I have also studied a certain amount of Greek, but I haven't gotten much past the introductory textbooks. I have used Hansen and Quinn's "Greek: An Intensive Course" and Pharr's "Homeric Greek." I haven't spent much time on Greek for several years, but I am looking now to pick it up again.

--Andrew

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by thesaurus » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:38 pm

Nice to have you here!

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by Smythe » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:09 pm

CarmentaLatin wrote:I am a longtime student of Latin, with a B.A. in Latin from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. I am currently teaching Latin classes online using Collins' "Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin," Orberg's "Lingua Latina," and Traupman's "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency."
Hey, Andrew.

I can only imagine that teaching a foreign language online presents a challenge. How do you work in Oral Proficiency as well?

-smythe

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by CarmentaLatin » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:53 am

Smythe,

I teach my classes with live audio and video, so they are very similar to a class in a normal classroom. The only difference, really, is that I can't see the students. I feel that it is necessary to have live audio interaction with a teacher if one is learning a language, and I don't believe Latin (or Greek) should be an exception. Conversation in Latin is a large part of my classes.

Thanks for your interest.

--Andreas

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