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Latin for the 21st Century: From Concept to Classroom
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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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 ...more
Aug 23, 2012 Colin rated it liked it
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.
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.