Latin Teacher Boot Camp
Registration for the Latin Teacher Summer Boot Camp is now open. Registration will close July 1st.
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
- Total of 10 class meetings over 5 weeks
- Meets Mondays & Thursdays
- First class meeting: Monday, July 8th
- Final class meeting: Thursday, August 8th
- Students can choose between two separate sections:
- Section A: Mondays & Thursdays, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT / 10:30am – 12:00pm EDT
- Section B: Mondays & Thursdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm PDT / 6:00pm – 7:30pm EDT
- 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.
Teacher for the Boot Camp
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.
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!
Meet the Ancient Language Institute
ALI exists to aid students in their path to proficiency in ancient languages, and to change the way ancient languages are taught. We run online courses, build cutting-edge curriculum, and publish a variety of materials to aid us in this goal. We have an extraordinary team of teachers and curriculum developers working on Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Old English.