Latin teachers in North Carolina and around the country will get a boost from Belmont Abbey College this October as the College hosts a new edition of its Rassias Method® Teaching Methodology Workshop for Latin Teachers. Teachers who have attended prior workshops will build and expand on the techniques they learned, while newcomers will get an energizing start in a whole new way to approach teaching Latin.
“Rassias Method is the fastest, most effective, and most enjoyable way I know for a teacher to get started speaking Latin with his or her students and bring the language alive,” says BAC Latin professor and workshop organizer Dr. Nancy Llewellyn. “Latin teachers face a set of challenges unique to them,” she adds, “since administrators, parents, and even students often think that no one speaks Latin – or even that nobody can speak Latin. Latin-specific workshops help teachers get the most out of their training with us, since they’ll be learning alongside colleagues in the same situation.”
In use in over 800 schools and colleges worldwide and known for its dynamism, Rassias Method® is the creation of the late John A. Rassias, who was for decades a celebrity member of the faculty of Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. Dartmouth’s Rassias Foundation for World Languages continues his work.