Announcements from the West Coast

The World Languages Department at Wenatchee Valley College announces a new web site to support its Latin program as well as spoken-Latin activities in the Pacific Northwest“Boreoccidentales” provides a forum for the events and activities of the Circulus Latinus Seattlensis (“Seattle Latin-Speaking Club”) and the Conventiculum Vasintoniense/Septimana Californiana. The web site also houses Cataracta, an online journal, with works by modern Latin authors. Inclusion in the online journal is open to anyone, world-wide! For more information, please contact Dr. Stephen Berard through the “Contact Us” web form.

Septimana Californiana, based on the lovely campus of Loyola Marymount University, is a full-immersion Latin workshop offering thought-provoking discussions, readings from Latin literature, Latin composition exercises, communal meals (most of which are included in the price), and informative lectures given by expert Latin speakers on a variety of topics. Participants will also enjoy guided tours, given in Latin, to many of Los Angeles’ sights. Excursions include the Huntington Library, the Getty Center, the Long Beach Aquarium, and downtown Los Angeles.

Program Dates: July 1-8, 2013
Head Instructor: Dr. Stephen Berard, World Languages, Wenatchee Valley College.

Conventiculum Buffaloniense

Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop
June 26-28, 2013
University at Buffalo, SUNY

The University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) Department of Classics will host its fifth annual three-day spoken Latin workshop from June 26-28, 2013.

The Conventiculum Buffaloniense offers an integrated, immersive experience in which participants practice speaking on a set of topics, then apply these skills through creative and engaging activities. The workshop welcomes anyone with the equivalent of two years or more of college Latin. Participants need not have any previous experience speaking Latin, though the workshop is also suitable for those with some speaking experience who want to improve their skills.  Continue reading