The Louisiana Classicist

December 9, 2009

Latin Immersion Programs at SALVI

Filed under: opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:42 am
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SALVI (Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum or North American Institute for Living Latin Studies) is proud to announce two exciting summer programs for 2010: Rusticatio (July 18-24) and Iter Romanum (July 1-8).

Rusticatio, July 18-24, 2010, Charles Town, West Virginia

Rusticatio is a week-long, full-immersion Latin workshop offering high-energy conversation exercises and readings from Latin literature.

In an intimidation-free environment crucial for progress in a second language, 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 and wine (which are abundant and included in the price), Rusticatio participants enjoy unparalleled camaraderie while they experience firsthand various teaching methods that are directly applicable to secondary and university Latin classrooms.

For more information about Rusticatio and application instructions, please visit our website

Iter Romanum, July 1-8 2010, Rome, Italy

Iter Romanum is a unique, week-long, full-immersion tour of Rome – tantum Latine! We will tour Rome’s sites – ancient, medieval, Renaissance and modern – read excerpts from Latin literature, discuss what we see, read and hear, and listen to our distinguished tour guides (mystagogi) as they show us around the fascinating city known as caput mundi – all while spending the week living, performing all of our tasks, and holding all of our conversations in Latin only. Each day will be structured around a visit to an historical site in or around Rome. Possible destination sites (subject to change) include:

Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus, Domus Aurea, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican necropolis and the tomb of St. Peter, Vatican Museums, Villa Borghese, Ostia Antica.

For more information about Iter Romanum and application instructions, please visit our website

If you have any further question about either of these programs or about SALVI, please contact us directly at info AT latin DOT org.

From Jennifer (Guenevera) Nelson, Praeses, SALVI; posted to the latinteach listserv. For the SALVI email address, substitute the appropriate symbols for AT and DOT.

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