Making Latin Easier for all to Learn

Salvete omnes! Hello everyone! My name is Irene Morrison-Moncure and I’m a rising senior at the  College. I will be spending this summer planning for and setting up some of the workings of my senior honors project. After taking several variations of introductory Latin, I started to realize that my classes were full of very diverse students, diverse in the sense of motives for taking the class. Some were seniors who just needed more credits, some were religious studies majors who wanted the background, and others were science majors who needed to meet the language requirements. I wouldn’t be so inquisitive about all these backgrounds and reasons for taking the course in any other class, but in Latin I think I really saw some sort of relationship between the students’ motives, their attitudes in class, and their performance and progress in learning the language.

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