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LatinSummer 2014 Call for Faculty!


LatinSummer Instructor and Studenthigh school and college Latin students:
spread your enthusiasm for the ancient world to a new generation!

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the classical world in the elementary and middle school, is pleased to announce three LatinSummer programs to occur in the summer of 2014: in Birmingham, ALLoudoun County, VA; and Boston, MA.Click to view a 1 minute video announcing these programs.

Accordingly, Ascanius is accepting applications for faculty positions at LatinSummer 2014 
now through February 15, 2014. Any high school Latin student currently enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12, or any freshman or sophomore college Latin student is welcome to apply.

LatinSummer is a two-week long program for students on the elementary and middle school levels.

LatinSummer 2014 will run in Birmingham from July 14 - 25, 2014; in Loudoun County from July 14 - 25, 2014; and in Boston from July 21 - August 1, 2014. LatinSummer takes places on weekday mornings, with required meetings and preparation time in the early afternoons. A required 3-day retreat (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) immediately precedes each program.

All faculty members will earn a small honorarium.
LatinSummer Faculty Member
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                        Her Experiences All faculty members will receive training both via distance learning (in the months leading up to the program) and on-site (in the days before the program begins). 

Other eligibility requirements and information:
*All applicants must be able to commute daily to the program location.
*Faculty members will receive partial reimbursement for board.

Want more information? Click on former LatinSummer faculty members Ethan or Lauren (at left) 
to let them tell you about their experiences. 

Visit our website to get additional details, watch videos about what it’s like to teach at LatinSummer, download a flyer to post in your classroom, apply online, and more!

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LatinSummer Rome

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know about a cool, new summer program for younger students this summer—that will take place in ROME!

Publicity for LatinSummer Rome has officially begun, and registration is now open
Please share information about this program with anyone you may know! It’s the first time LatinSummer has taken place in Rome, so we really need to make sure we get the word out widely. :D
Here’s the website:
A flyer:
And a video:
Thank you everyone!

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Alpha is for Anthropos (preview)

An alphabet book in Ancient Greek with an original Greek nursery rhyme for each letter of the Greek alphabet. Exquisite and playful illustrations in the style of Greek red-figure vase paintings complement the verses. Alpha is for Anthropos is a joyous introduction to Ancient Greek and the art and iconography of vase painting.

Release date August 31, 2013; available for pre-order from Ascanius!

They also having a coloring book!

Yeah, I should’ve linked to that! If it isn’t the cutest thing

There’s a teacher’s guide, too.