Rusticatio is a full-immersion Latin workshop offering high-energy conversation exercises and readings from Latin literature. In a supportive, intimidation-free environment, Rusticatio participants live together for seven days while they speak, read, write, cook and relax—all while communicating entirely in Latin. Through a variety of exchanges, including instructional sessions, a common kitchen, daily shared tasks, down-time, and excellent food. Rusticatio participants enjoy a feeling of camaraderie while they experience first-hand various teaching methods that are directly applicable to teaching Latin in the classroom.
- Week 1: July 4–11, 2013
- ARRIVAL: Thursday, July 4, 3:00–6:00
- DEPARTURE: Thursday, July 11, 12:00–3:00
Rusticatio Week #1 is now at capacity.
Please consider applying to Rusticatio Week #2, to our Septimana Californiana event, or to any of the wide variety of Latin immersion activities held this summer across the country. (See our calendar under "Communities" above to help you plan.)
- Week 2: July 18–25, 2013
- ARRIVAL: Thursday, July 18, 3:00–6:00
- DEPARTURE: Thursday, July 25, 12:00–3:00
Location: We will reside and conduct our workshop sessions in the historic mansion house on the Claymont Estate. Built in the 1830s by a nephew of George Washington, the Claymont Mansion remained in the Washington family until the Civil War.
Eligibility: You are eligible to attend this workshop if you have already learned Latin on paper and are interested in
developing active command of the spoken language. Please note that Rusticatio is not an introductory Latin course and
thus it is not for people who have no knowledge of the language. Typically, participants have completed, at a minimum, the
equivalent of two years of traditional college Latin or four years of a high school Latin program. It is not necessary
to have previous experience speaking Latin.
(age eligibility: 18 years old. We are proud to invite high school students to apply for our summer experience aimed at that age group: Academia Aestiva. Looking forward to hearing from you!)
Cost: Tuition for Rusticatio 2013 is as follows: early registration (by February 15) $850, regular registration
(by May 1) $875. The price includes housing, as well as all food and non-alcoholic beverages. If you would enjoy wine and beer
during your stay, do not despair. We are working on a new system for this. Stay tuned! Also, please note: Prices do not
include transportation to or from Claymont Mansion.
Payment is due with registration. You may pay for Rusticatio through PayPal (below), or by sending a check payable to SALVI to:
1020 E. Main St.
Flushing, MI 48433
Nancy E. Llewellyn is Associate Professor of Latin at Wyoming Catholic College. She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA, an M.A. from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome (where she also studied at the Gregorian University with Reginald Foster), and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. Since 1998, she has led numerous workshops on spoken Latin for students and teachers in California, Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Virginia.