Latin Teacher Boot Camp

Registration for the Latin Teacher Summer Boot Camp is now open. Registration will close July 13th.

Latin Teacher Boot Camp

Five-Week Intensive Online Summer Class

Do you plan on teaching Latin? Whether you are a teacher about to start teaching Latin this fall, a curious homeschool parent, or a headmaster interested in using a living language methodology at your school, this is the course for you. We assume no prior familiarity with Latin, though participants who have studied Latin before, especially with a grammar-translation methodology, will still benefit greatly from the Boot Camp. 

We are going to get you reading, listening to, and speaking in Latin over the course of five weeks of intense study.

Over five weeks this summer, we will walk you through the fundamentals of Latin, spend lots of time reading and speaking in Latin, and discuss how to implement a spoken methodology in the classroom. You will gain familiarity with some incredible language-learning tools while also learning the Nominative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative, and Vocative Cases; the Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter Gender; all five Declensions; Present Active Indicative Verbs in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Persons, both singular and plural; the Infinitive; the Passive; and lots of Latin vocabulary! By the end, you will be well equipped to continue your Latin studies on your own.

The Ancient Language Institute’s direct method of language teaching makes learning Latin fun and intuitive, and we are able to take advantage of the stellar suite of print and digital tools developed by Tim Griffith of Picta Dicta. In the Boot Camp, we’ll be using “Latin Grammar 3,” an integrated Picta Dicta module designed especially for middle and high school students, but there is no expectation that you’ll be using that particular platform in your own future teaching or personal study.

This will be a highly interactive seminar focused on introducing you to the basics of the Latin language while having lots of fun along the way. Sections will be limited to 12 participants to preserve a friendly, collegial atmosphere.

What You Need to Know

  • Cost: $475
  • Latin Teacher Boot Camp Details:
    • All class meetings occur live over Zoom
    • Class meetings are 1.5 hours long
      • Students should be prepared for an additional 6 hours of study outside of class every week
    • ALI will provide course materials to all participants at no additional cost
    • Full refunds available before June 4th. No refunds can be issued after June 4th.
    • Total of 10 class meetings over 5 weeks
      • Meets twice a week
      • Different start dates and class times available
    • Students can choose between four separate sections:

Section A (July 8th start)

This section is now full.

  • Mon & Thurs, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (10:30am – 12:00pm EDT)
  • First class meeting: Monday, July 8th
  • Final class meeting: Thursday, August 8th

Section B (July 8th start)

This section is now full.

  • Mon & Thurs, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PDT (6:00pm – 7:30pm EDT)
  • First class meeting: Monday, July 8th
  • Final class meeting: Thursday, August 8th

Section C (July 29th start)

This section is now full.

  • Mon & Thurs, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PDT (6:00pm – 7:30pm EDT)
  • First class meeting: Monday, July 29th
  • Final class meeting: Thursday, August 29th

Section D (July 30th start)

  • Tues & Sat, 1:00pm – 2:30pm PDT (4:00pm – 5:30pm EDT)
  • First class meeting: Tuesdays, July 30th
  • Final class meeting: Saturdays, August 31st

Latin Teacher Boot Camp

Sign up for our Latin Teacher Boot Camp and get prepared to teach Latin.

Step 1 of 3

  • The Latin Teacher Boot Camp will be split between four separate sections. Please select the section you would like to join.

Teacher for the Boot Camp

Sections A & B

Joseph Roberts, our Latin Fellow, is the brother of ALI Founder Jonathan Roberts. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from New Saint Andrews College. During his time there he studied Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, as well as participating in their Wenden House Latin translation projects. Immediately after graduating he began teaching Latin full time in private schools. He is now the head of school of Lewis Clark Christian School and teaches Latin on the side. In his spare time he writes Latin stories which his wife illustrates.

Sections C &D

Reuben Jansen, our Latin Fellow, received his B.A. From New Saint Andrews College where he studied Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Reuben is the head of Languages and Humanities at Covenant Preparatory School in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He is author of the Picta Dicta Latin Primer series, co-author of the Latin Grammar series, and author of the Puer et Monstrum reader. Latin is his favorite distraction from ice-hockey which he plays with his 5 children while his pregnant wife (#6) cheers them on.

Interested in Taking a Full-Length Latin Class?

If you’d prefer to take a full, 14-week introductory Latin class, we’d love to have you join us for Beginner Latin I (L101). We run cohorts of L101 three times a year: during our Summer term, Fall term, and Spring term. We have a full suite of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes as well, so come check them out!

Want to Learn More About Our Latin for Kids Program?

The Ancient Language Institute offers live, online Latin classes for kids from the Elementary – High School levels. We also offer self-guided, self-paced Latin courses that use Picta Dicta products combined with the in-house tools developed by the amazing faculty at ALI. We’d love to have your student or child join us!

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