✬ Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency Books ✮ Author John C. Traupman – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency As The Movement Toward National Standards For Foreign Language Proficiency Gains Momentum, Many States Have Already Instituted Their Own Guidelines Which Include Oral Proficiency Among The Requirements Read The Author S Note On This Subject Traupman S Book Is An Excellent Resource For Helping Teachers Introduce Or Enhance The Oral Experience In The Latin Classroom.Special Features Multi Level Dialogs A Variety Of Contemporary And Ancient Topics Topical Vocabulary For Each Chapter Authentic Roman Expression A Comprehensive Glossary Appendices On Colors And Numbers, Colloquial Expressions, And Sayings And ProverbsNew In The Second Edition A Chapter On Transportation Additional Vocabulary In All Categories E.g Computer Terminology


10 thoughts on “Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency

  1. says:

    Conversational Latin talk about an oxymoron is not impossible If you and someone else really put your minds to it, you and that someone else can converse reasonably well albeit in a limited way in Latin Problem 1 Finding someone with whom to have the conversation Problem 2 Figuring out what to say Problem 3 Knowing how to say it.Latin is typically not taught in such a way as to develop oral proficiency, so speaking in Latin requires great effort and determination to master a skill you very likely did not learn in school I know this because I am a Latin teacher and the goal in my classroom, with the limited time I have on my hands, is to get students to the point where they can read Vergil, not converse in Latin.This book is the essential guide to conversational Latin There is none better of its kind Many different areas of daily life are covered nicely, and there is also a wealth of idiomatic expressions There are very few Latinists qualified than Jo...


  2. says:

    This book of sample dialogues and phrase lists is not really a textbook for active oral Latin but an ancillary that a creative teacher can use to build such a course I think it has too much sample dialogue and too little in the way of encouraging the creation of such dialogue.


  3. says:

    Phrasing a little clunky sometimes, but who am I to judge.


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