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Claymont Summer Programs at a Glance

Summer 2016 will feature two week-long Latin immersion events and one four-day pedagogy workshop at the Claymont Mansion in Charles Town, WV.

Each program offers a different experience with fellow Latin enthusiasts, but all feature the camaraderie you've come to expect from SALVI and the serenity you've come to expect from Claymont. Please use the descriptions below to determine which program might be best for you. If you have any questions about the programs themselves or which might be the best fit, you can contact us at info@latin.org.

Rusticatio Tironum
July 6-12, 2016
This experience is aimed at relative beginners, people who have been to a Biduum Latinum or two, or anyone who has attended Rusticatio once or twice before but wants more practice. Rusticatio Tironum is a tantum Latine event and is structured to help you learn and use daily vocabulary and essential grammatical constructions. Our pedagogy is designed to be transparent so that you can turn around and use it in your own classrooms. Participants will live together, play together, even cook their own meals together. If you want to activate your spoken Latin in a beginner-friendly environment, Rusticatio Tironum is for you!
Rusticatio Veteranorum
July 18-24, 2016
If you've been to more than two Rusticationes or have been a participant in the various conventicula offered in America and elsewhere, consider attending Rusticatio Veteranorum. The structure and rhythm of each day recall Rusticatio Tironum, but you can take more control of your own learning, since sessions are less structured and more open to questions and discussions. Readings are treated in greater depth, and speaking activities build on already acquired vocabulary to explore different types of discourse--talking about hypotheticals, expressing emotion, communicating in different registers, and more. There are optional writing activities, and participants may share their own interests by offering eligenda (optional activities) during the week. If you've got some experience speaking, are comfortable with daily vocabulary, and want to reach the next level of active Latin mastery, Rusticatio Veteranorum is for you!
Pedagogy Rusticatio
July 13-17, 2016
Pedagogy Rusticatio provides training for Latin teachers in a different major language teaching method each year, often conducted by the inventor of a particular method. The event is scheduled such that participants can also attend Rusticatio Tironum immediately before or Rusticatio Veteranorum immediately after. Although training sessions are conducted in English, guided practice involves speaking at least some Latin, so basic proficiency in speaking Latin is of great value.
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ante diem xvii Kalendas Ianuarias MMDCCLXX A.U.C.

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