Latin Camp is a small group lesson approach to learning Latin. Each session pairs 1 experienced instructor with 4 - 6 students. We emphasize a hybrid approach of interactive, student - centered activities, with the study of vocabulary, translation, and a look at Roman culture.
• check-in and fun warm-up game
• translation in partners and/or group
• grammar or vocabulary game and/or activity
• review of Roman life and times
• vocabulary building exercises
• Latin to English translation - root word fun!
The Cambridge Latin Course will be the principal resource. It is well structured and enables students to read Latin and learn at a good pace.
Latin Camp is designed and taught by experienced educators in Latin language instruction. With multiple years of classroom instruction, Oona Craig (see bio) knows well how to ensure students participate in a welcoming learning experience, that might kindle in them the same passion for learning Latin, as was the case in their own academic experience, again, by the right teachers. We look forward to this wonderful journey of learning.
OONA CRAIG, BA, B Ed MA - Classics
Oona Craig has taught Latin for over 20 years in independent school settings, across several grades and ability levels. She is graduate of McGill University, Montreal (BA), Dalhousie University, Halifax, (MA - Classics) and The University of Toronto (B Ed). Oona is a trained International Baccalaureate teacher; whose Latin instructional repertoire includes teaching grades 6 through 12.
DAVID FINKELSTEIN -- BA, M.Ed.
David Finkelstein graduated from Washington University in 2010, earning a Bachelor's in Classics with honours, in 2012 earning a Master's in Teaching. As part of his M.Ed, David also earned Missouri State Teacher Certification (K-12 Latin) and a Certificate of Merit in Instructional Technologies. David taught Latin at Parkway North High School, a public school in St. Louis County before moving back to Texas. David taught Latin for two years at Baylor College of Medicine Academy in Houston ISD before moving to Austin to teach in Eanes ISD.
MILES GERVAIS --B.A.
Miles Gervais has been teaching Latin for 5 years. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine (BA in Classical Studies) and is a K-12 certified teacher of Latin in Maine and New Hampshire. After teaching English for 6 months in Hanoi, Vietnam, Miles rebuilt the small Latin program in a rural Maine high school, before moving to the coast, and his current position in New Hampshire. Miles has worked with children of all ages in multiple disciplines but specializes in middle and high school learners.
STEFANIE GIGANTE -- B.A., M.Ed., MA - Classics
Stefanie Gigante has been a Latin teacher for 17 years, and is currently working with students in all grade levels at Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ. She is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (BA), Montclair State University (M.Ed.) and The College of New Jersey (Masters of Arts in Instruction), as well as a Google Certified Trainer and Pear Deck Certified Coach. An avid user of Cambridge Latin Course, Stefanie has also hosted several webinars for the Cambridge Latin Teacher Training program.
ANDREA HINOJOSA -- B.A., MA
Andrea is a New York City public school teacher, currently teaching Latin in a High School setting. She holds a BA in History and Classical Languages from Columbia University and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from CUNY at Hunter's Teachers College. Andrea has been helping students develop language proficiencies for over seven years. Her main areas of interest are in comprehensible input, which explores how learners acquire language through interactive experiences.
LINDSEY JONES -- B.A.
Lindsey Jones has been teaching Latin for 7 years. She is a graduate of the University of Texas (BA) and a certified Texas educator. She pioneered the Latin program and served as department chair for Aristoi Classical Academy, working with students in grades 6 through 12. Her teaching experience spans both public and charter school systems, and she currently offers private online Latin instruction for adults.
MARGARET WHITE -- BA, MFA, M.Ed.
Margaret White is starting her seventh year as a Latin teacher at independent schools around New York City. She holds a BA in English with honors from Princeton University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and this year completed her M.Ed. in Learning and Teaching at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. An experienced user of Cambridge Latin Course and a certified Apple Teacher, she has taught students ranging in age from kindergarten to postgraduate.