Date of Defense
Dr. Rand Johnson
Dr. David Kutzko
Latin is much too vibrant a language to be considered boring or difficult, a common misconception among students learning the language. Most Latin classrooms have fundamental differences with modern language classrooms, especially with regard to auditory recognition and oral use. The focus of Latin education is based more on the ability to translate classical literature than the ability to hold a conversation with a native speaker of the language. Many students may view these differences as hindrances to learning rather than benefits, and it is the duty of the teacher to make these difficult concepts easier to learn. One possibility in making the learning of Latin easier for students is to take advice from the modern languages, especially in their use of games as a teaching method. Adapting this common practice in the modern languages not only helps students progress by applying variations of familiar games to the Latin classroom, but also bridges the gap between Latin and the modern languages.
Albaugh, Jason L., "Ludamus! The Pedagogical use of Games in the Latin Classroom" (2003). Honors Theses. 1967.
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