Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FLANC Fall 2017

FLANC logo The FLANC Fall Conference will be in RDU on October 20-21, 2017.

NCCA Sessions. Saturday, October 21. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC 27703. Room Bull Durham B.

  • 8:30-9:20. Session 70. Colleen Girouard ( 'Incorporating CI strategies into a Reading-Based Latin curriculum'
    This session will offer an overview of teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI) and how this approach can be blended with a more traditional, reading-based Latin textbook. This work not only aligns with standards and moves students on the path to proficiency, it also engages and energizes students, fostering a love of Latin and, as an added benefit, boosting enrollment.
  • 9:30-10:20. Session 82. Mary Pendergraft, ( ‘Teaching Caesar: Resources and Strategies’
    Caesar’s Gallic War was a staple of Latin education, particularly for the upper class. Winston Churchill said he struggled through the text with one beating per page. We ask whether this text, which glorifies conquest and values military success, is appropriate for students today. We look at resources for studying Caesar and the Gallic campaigns, and approaches to the text that will increase student fluency in reading Latin, and skill and interest in asking hard questions of the text.
  • 10:50-11:40. Session 94. Jessie Craft ( ‘Storytelling in Minecraft for the CI/TPRS Classroom’
    This presentation will show an innovative way to foster language acquisition through a blending of Minecraft and CI/TPRS. There will be discussion on the principles of CI/TPRS and their powerful impact on language acquisition. This will be followed by a discussion on how to use Minecraft to create the 3D virtual space in which the language can be delivered to learners through compelling and comprehensible storytelling. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration of the principles and methods.
  • 11:40-12:50. Lunch and Business Meeting.
  • 1:00-1:50. Session 106. John Stevens ( ‘The Latin and Greek Exchange in UNC Online’
    In the budget crisis of 2011, UNC foreign language depts were asked to explore cooperation and course sharing across the system so that less commonly taught languages would not be lost in the crisis and to maximize efficiency. The result was the Language Exchange in UNC Online, which offers both synchronous and asynchronous courses in distance education. We will look at the offerings, the technology, and discuss the possibilities for and obstacles to cooperation between secondary schools and universities.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

FLANC Share-Fest

FLANC Announces Its First ShareFest!

"Knowledge is the food of the soul"--Plato.  If you're feeling hungry and can't wait for the main course, which is our FLANC Fall Conference, then come whet your appetite at our first ever ShareFest!  Each of FLANC’s four regions will offer the opportunity for teachers to share their own ideas to enlighten and engage even the most hard-to-reach student.  Although these appetizers to our Annual Fall Conference will be FREE of charge, we encourage you to tip us by suggesting ways to keep this new tradition going.  Register (link to Google form: today, and encourage your colleagues to join you. These events are open to all world language teachers, including non-members. You will also earn three attendance hours. Bring your own snack, and enjoy networking and learning with the others. Information will be updated on the FLANC website (link:
Saturday, April 29, 9:00AM-Noon, South Central High School, 570 West Forlines Road, Winterville, NC (Contact: Consuelo Schwartz,

Saturday, April 29, 1:00-4:00PM, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Yasuko Rallings,

Saturday, May 13, 1:00-4:00PM, St. Pauls High School, 648 N. Old Stage Road, St. Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins,

Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00PM, Charlotte Latin School, 9502 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes,

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available:

Friday, March 18, 2016

NCCA Spring Meeting April 23, 2016

North Carolina Classical Association

Wake Forest University
Benson 409
Saturday April 23, 2016
10AM - 3PM

· Registration form (deadline April 20)
· Online lunch reservation form
· Summer Scholarship Application Form (deadline April 15)
· Parking at Wake Forest University
9:30: Registration
10:00: Serena Witzke, Wake Forest University.
     "What is a Roman Wife? A Methodological Reexamination"
10:45: John Oksanish, Wake Forest University.
     "Based on a True Story: History in loco"
11:30: Business Meeting & Lunch
1:00: Andrew Clay, St. David’s School, Raleigh.
     "Philology as a Way of Life: Classics and the Language Event"

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEH Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers on Roman Daily Life

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading in particular forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information on the seminar and directions on applying can be found at the website.

If you have any questions, please write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Latin Poetry Composition Workshop

The University of Michigan and The American University of Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in Trapani, Sicily July 9 - 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David Money, of Cambridge University. » Website with more info

For this workshop, we seek to assemble an international group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested amateurs. As the website states: "Open to anyone Latin poetry curious."

For additional information, please contact:

Gina Soter, PhD
Head of Latin Program at the Residential College
and Lecturer IV in the Department of Classical Studies
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI