Septimana Californiana, based on the lovely campus of Loyola Marymount University, is a full-immersion Latin workshop offering thought-provoking discussions, readings from Latin literature, Latin composition exercises, communal meals (most of which are included in the price), and informative lectures given by expert Latin speakers on a variety of topics. Participants will also enjoy guided tours, given in Latin, to many of Los Angeles sights. Excursions include the Getty Villa, the Norton Simon Museum, and downtown Los Angeles.
Program Dates: TBA
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.
College Credit: Septimana Californiana participants who wish to do so can earn college credit through Wenatchee Valley College. Registration materials for college credit will be included in the packet of readings and information sent in the spring.
Cost: Tuition for Septimana Californiana 2014 is $975 with dormitory accommodation, and $725 without dormitory
accommodation. Prices include all excursions, and all but two meals. Prices do not include transportation to or from Loyola
Once admitted as a participant, you may pay for Septimana Californiana through PayPal (below), or by sending a check payable to SALVI to:
1020 E. Main St.
Flushing, MI 48433
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.