Friday, May 6, 2016

Spangler to Offer Latin Course


Visiting Lecturer and GPTS Student Michael Spangler will be teaching a two-week intensive course in Latin in the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountain foothills June 9-22. The public is invited to register and attend.

This full-time two-week residential course offered by the Davenant Latin Institute at its Davenant House at Laureldale Study Center near Tyron, N.C. is intended to lay a good foundation for students eager to read Latin literature and/or begin teaching the language.

From the first day, participants will be immersed in Latin through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will study the engaging narrative of Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina, memorize Latin creeds and hymns, and enjoy conversations, games, and field trips, all which will help them learn and internalize Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, as well as whet their appetite for further study.

The course is intended primarily for beginners who have no previous experience with Latin. Those who know some Latin grammar but who desire to develop their reading ability are also welcome to enroll, as are Latin teachers who want to begin using active Latin in their classrooms.

The cost is $1,000, including the course and room and board. Commuting students pay $700. To register, go here. For more information before registering, go here and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. To contact, Mr. Spangler, send an e-mail message to michaeltspangler@gmail.com. Mr. Spangler, a third-year Master of Divinity student, teaches Ecclesiastical Latin elective courses at Greenville Seminary.