Septimana Californiana, based on the lovely campus of Loyola Marymount University, is a full-immersion Latin workshop offering thought-provoking discussions, excursions, readings from Latin literature, and writing exercises. Septimana Californiana participants will enjoy sightseeing in Los Angeles, hear lectures on a variety of topics, and participate in discussions. Excursions include the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Getty Villa.
Program Dates: July 2–9, 2012.
Arrival: Monday, July 2, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
Departure: Monday, July 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: We will conduct our class sessions on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. Participants who choose dormitory accommodations will be housed in double rooms on campus. LMU is conveniently located just a few miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The location also provides easy access to the beach towns of Santa Monica and Venice, and to many other Los Angeles attractions.
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 Septimana Californiana 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.
Cost: Regular tuition for Septimana Californiana 2012 is $875 with dormitory accommodation, and $625 without
dormitory accommodation. Student pricing is $650 with dormitory accommodation, and $475 without. Prices include all
excursions, and all but two meals. Prices do not include transportation to or from Loyola Marymount University.
Once admitted as a participant, you may pay for Septimana Californiana through PayPal (below), or by sending a check payable to SALVI to:
1252 11th Street, #107
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stephen Berard is a Professor of World Languages at Wenatchee Valley College, where he teaches German, Latin, and Spanish. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, an M.A. from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. from UCLA. In 1998, Professor Berard became convinced of the efficacy of living Latin, and has since led numerous spoken-Latin workshops in the state of Washington. In 2011, he published Capti, the first in a series of seven fantasy novels written in Latin.