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Latin for the 21st Century: From Concept to Classroom

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This contemporary and professional resource book is appropriate for anyone interested in the study of Latin, whether at the elementary, secondary, or university level. It explores modern Latin teaching methodologies, highlights the wide array of effective instructional materials, and discusses the educational trends impacting the study of Latin at all levels.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 11th 1997 by Addison Wesley Longman
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Ryan Handermann
Jun 08, 2012 Ryan Handermann rated it liked it
Shelves: language, latin


Some helpful info on the history and pedagogy of Latin. The first article "The Futility of Utility?" was a helpful historical overview of why people have been learning Latin through the centuries - essentially because it was useful for vocations like preaching or political work, and so those classicists who argue that Latin is important because it helps you think are actually following in the great tradition of the past which did not necessary learn Latin "for it's own sake." As the title impli
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Colin
I recently re-read this book (yet again!). It is one of those books that I re-read periodically in order to refresh or renew my thinking on a particular point, but it isn't really the kind of book that ever teaches me anything new, unfortunately. I would recommend this book for anyone who is just beginning to teach Latin, or who has been teaching Latin for a while but hasn't read it yet. But there's probably not much need to re-read it more than once. I'm just weird.
Apostolos
Aug 25, 2010 Apostolos rated it it was ok
This book was a bit underwhelming. Coming from an applied linguistics perspective I was looking for a little more, and for something forward looking. Instead this book is a catalog of what the practices were before the 21st century. Read it, but don't expect a ton.
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