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Welcome to this week's live tweet! Today, we revisit our articles from last week (thread here: ) This week, we have special guest faculty member Professor James Uden. @i_nurmi opens the discussion by returning to a critical question: why Latin and Greek?
Though last week's discussion was fruitful and evocative, @i_nurmi points out that we skirted around and didn't really arrive at the ultimate question of why these classes are important, and how we convince our students these are important.
A big problem here is the perception of Latin as a "prestige language." A cohort mentions a panel at CANE last year with pushback against Latin as ID'd as "prestige Latin"; one panel speaker gave e.g. of students finding value in the language *because* of this identity...
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Welcome to Hestia's weekly live tweet! This week's discussion, led by @ala_Camillae, will look into @IndwellingLang 's @eidolon_journal article "Teaching Latin to Humans," as well as @MagisterBracey 's "Why Students of Color Don't Take Latin." #langchat #teachancient
We begin with discussion on Bracey's article. @ala_Camillae notes that both articles come from the school of thought of Comprehensible Input (CI) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
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