While school is over for the year and summer has begun, The Latin Programme is abuzz with activity. As you know, we teach in quite an unusual manner using storytelling, drama, raps, songs and games to increase children’s literacy levels. We are interested in the effectiveness of this approach and are always looking for ways to improve and hone the programme. As such, at the end of every year we ask for feedback from all our students, parents and classroom teachers.
We believe that in using our innovative and kinaesthetic methods we are able to infuse the learning of Latin and English grammar with freshness. In fact, we have found that the most consistent word used by students to describe our classes last year was, “fun”.
We taught almost 1000 inner-city London children last year, a milestone we could never have attained without your help. Thank you.
Here’s a sample of what our students are saying about the programme, we hope it makes you smile as much as it did us.
Do you look forward to your Latin lessons? Why or why not?
It’s fun to learn other languages. Lessons have lots to do. It’s exciting to learn more about English and French through Latin. Latin challenges me, which is great.
I like the clues in the language and how happy and proud I feel at the end, like you've just solved a cryptic enigma.
I find it interesting to see the links between Latin and other languages and also challenging, it is quite interesting finding the differences and similarities. Differences especially has been fun, like word order of cases.
Because the games and songs that we do are fun and I enjoy relating Latin words to English ones.
When we are stuck on something we use the songs and games to help us.
What would you tell a friend of yours who doesn't have Latin at their school about your classes?
That it is not as boring as people think it is and that when you understand it it’s really fun.
They should learn Latin because you get a wide range of learning from it: Roman history, English, other languages, etc. It is also great fun.
That you should learn Latin because it is the most amazingest language ever.