We are compiling a collection of resources that will help inform teachers about comprehensible input as a methodology and also enable teachers to roll it out in their classrooms. The following is a list of growing resources we are reviewing in our continued effort to identify various techniques in teaching Latin using comprehensible input methodology.
Philosophy, Theory, Pedagogy
- John Piazza [johnpiazza.net] gives an overview of comprehensible input and its application in Latin. Contains a tremendous amount of resources and a great starting point for learning more.
- Robert Patrick “Making Sense of Comprehensible Input in the Latin Classroom” offers a great overview of some of the theory behind the application of CI.
- A great primer that not only introduces Latin teachers to the concept of CI, but also outlines it by referring to the commentary from an old text, Stuart Blackie’s Greek Primer Colloquial and Constructive, from 1891. This document is from LatinBestPracticesCIR.wordpress.com
- Access Stuart Blackie’s text here
- In fact, check out LatinBestPracticesCIR.wordpress.com’s CI guidelines as they are very helpful as a framework for teachers new to CI as a methodology.
- Keith Toda’s activities on his website [todallycomprehensiblelatin.blogspot.com] give many tangible ways to get started in your classroom. Extremely helpful website that will get you off and running in your class.
- Lance Piantaggini’s CI activities which also offer some excellent strategies to help get teachers jump started using CI in the classroom.
- Ludus Latinus – offers a cursus linguae Latinae that, much like Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, uses the language itself to help students gain more familiarity and mastery of the language.
Blogs and Websites for Latin Teachers
- Pomegranate Beginnings from Rachel Ash and Miriam Patrick. They offer a few publications of their own which look to be very good resources for the TPRS Latin community.
- Latin Tool Box is another website whereby Ellie Arnold is chronicling her foray into using CI in her Latin classroom. She has also written her own novella, Cloelia: Puella Romana which can serve as an extended reading for Latin students working in the CI environment.
- MagisterP aka Lance Piantaggini is also documenting his experiences using CI in the Latin classroom. Another great resource for those of us trying to adopt this methodology.
- John Bracey shares his experiences implementing CI in his Latin classrooms via his blog CI Latin.
- IndwellingLanguage.com by Justin Slocum Bailey has a lot of useful tips and ideas not just for developing methods and approaches to using CI in Latin but to help with acquisition of languages in general.
- SALVI – Latin for the Living offers many programs (such as rusticatio) that serve to help Latin teachers learn how to develop their skills of conversational Latin which, we hope, can spill over into their classrooms.