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Sunday, June 26 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2D Hard Grammar? What Hard Grammar?

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Double datives, gerundives, fear clauses, contrary-to-fact conditionals, and other traditionally "advanced" grammar topics have made not a few Latin teachers and learners question their calling or competence. But when it comes to acquiring a language, there really is no such thing as hard grammar: There is only language one has the means to understand and language one does not have the means to understand. In this session, an expert teacher models a host of engaging techniques, both written and oral, for making “hard” or “advanced” grammatical structures comprehensible and meaningful to students. Participants will see how these structures can be used effectively much earlier in the curriculum than usual, so that there is time for the full range of Latin grammar to become natural to learners. Participants will also receive guided practice in employing the techniques of their choice and ideas for using them in the teaching of literature.

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Daryl Grissom

Upper School Latin & History Teacher, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Dr. Daryl “Gus” Grissom teaches both History and Classics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation focused on Thucydides’ analysis of the Peloponnesian War. But his tenure as a Communications Officer in the United States Marine Corps gives him a special interest in integrating technology in the... Read More →

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Justin Slocum Bailey

Teacher, Trainer, Thinker-bigger, Indwelling Language
I am gung-ho about about making second language acquisition more joyful and more successful for both learners and teachers. I would love to think big with you about how to provide maximum CI with minimal prep.

Sunday June 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
UTC Room 4.110

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