Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum

North American Institute for Living Latin Studies

Mission Statement

SALVI's mission is to propagate communicative approaches to Latin language acquisition, making the entire Classical tradition of Western culture more available to—and enjoyable for—students, teachers, and the general public.

Educational Programs

Rusticatio and Septimana Californiana are week-long Latin immersion programs suitable for all who have completed at least the equivalent of two years of college Latin. Through various conversational activities, participants will begin to activate their knowledge of Latin. Three Bidua Latina (one in Charles Town, West Virginia, one in Malibu, California, and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma) provide a full weekend of Latin immersion. Teachers will return to their classrooms with active Latin strategies they can use right away. Our newest event is Pedagogy Rusticatio, four days of intensive guided practice for teachers (this year, for those who want to use WAYK in Latin). The Academia Aestiva, hosted at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, is a five-day partial-immersion workshop designed for high school Latin students of all levels.

A Glimpse of Rusticatio


An Invitation to Rusticatio




Hodie est
ante diem xiii Kalendas Octobres MMDCCLXVII A.U.C.

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