Saturday, February 21, 2009

Conventiculum Bostoniense Full Immersion Latin Language Seminar

The Conventiculum Bostoniense is a total immersion residential seminar designed and run professors of Latin with the cooperation of a research professor in the field of Second Language Acquisition. In addition, the Conventiculum Bostoniense is the venue for two full-fledged graduate-level courses with academic credit offered by UMass Boston.

This seminar is specifically designed for teachers in schools and universities, who want to gain some ability to communicate ex-tempore in correct Latin on a wide range of subjects. Participants will enhance and develop their own abilities to express themselves in Latin, both in speaking and writing, and at the same time will explore various ways to employ active Latin in the classroom to enhance the learning experience of their students. After the first evening’s arrival and orientation session, participants will speak Latin exclusively with one another and the faculty for seven days. Two different graduate level courses are offered during the Conventiculum, one for first time attendees and one for returning participants as described below. Days are filled with instructional activities, including sessions focused on oral expression or prose composition, opportunities for social interaction (particularly at meals and in the dormitories), and excursions to the beach and local attractions, including museums and a brewery or winery.

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