The goal of this course is to use a variety of teaching methods that mimic one of the most effective ways of learning any language: total immersion. It is this proven method that yields the best results and helps us keep the information most effectively. Since we are not expected to have all the answers in our notebook for later use, using total immersion helps us confront the language barrier head-on and motivate ourselves to solve problems on the spot. Starting with the very basics of the Spanish alphabet and syllables, we will begin our journey into this wonderful language. This will be followed by daily conversations in class, bringing in everyday situations that help us gradually learn the meaning of unfamiliar words and connect them to our native language in ways we never thought were possible. We will also have regular reading sessions that will solidify the connection between the sounds of the words and their meanings to written text in order to further our knowledge of the language.

In this course we shall read through  Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, by Hans Ørberg, and complete the accompanying exercises and use some of the auxiliary materials. Students will hear and use Latin in the middle 50 minutes of each class, but may ask questions in English in the first five and final five minutes. There will be a brief weekly memorization assignment (to be rendered orally or in writing, at the student’s choice), comparable in difficulty to the texts which we shall read.

In this course we shall read through most of Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, by Hans Ørberg, and complete the accompanying exercises and use some of the auxiliary materials. Students will hear and use Latin in the middle 50 minutes of each class, but may ask questions in English in the first five and final five minutes. There will be a brief weekly memorization assignment (to be rendered orally or in writing, at the student’s choice), comparable in difficulty to the texts which we shall read.