When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin by Gruber-miller, JohnWhen Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin by Gruber-miller, John

When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin

EditorGruber-miller, John

Paperback | October 15, 2006

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When Dead Tongues Speak introduces classicists to the research that linguists, psychologists, and language teachers have conducted over the past thirty years and passes along their most important insights. The essays cover a broad range of topics, including cognitive styles, peer teaching andcollaboration, learning disabilities, feminist pedagogy, speaking, and writing. Each contributor addresses a different problem in the learning process based on his or her own teaching experience, and each chapter combines a theoretical overview with practical examples of classroom activities. Thebook was developed for classroom use in Greek and Latin methodology classes in M.A. and M.A.T. programs. It will also appeal to Latin and Greek language instructors who want to get current with the latest scholarship and pedagogical models.
John Gruber-Miller is Professor of Classics at Cornell College.
Title:When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and LatinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.51 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019517495X

ISBN - 13:9780195174953


Table of Contents

ContributorsStandards for Classical Language LearningIntroductionPart I Setting the Scene1. Communication, Context and Community: Integrating the Standards in the Greek and Latin ClassroomJohn Gruber-Miller: Part II Focus on the Learner2. Cognitive Style and Learning Strategies in Latin InstructionAndrea Deagon: 3. Latin for Students with Severe Foreign Language Learning DifficultiesBarbara Hill: 4. Peer Teaching and Cooperative Learning in the First Year of LatinKathryn Argetsinger: 5. Is There a Woman in This Textbook? Feminist Pedagogy and Elementary LatinLaurie J. Churchill: PART III Focus on the Language6. Reading Latin Efficiently and the Need for Cognitive StrategiesDaniel McCaffrey: 7. Language Acquisition and Teaching Ancient Greek: Applying Recent Theories and TechnologyKenneth Scott Morrell: 8. Ancient Greek in Classroom ConversationPaula Saffire: 9. Teaching Writing in Beginning Latin and Greek: Logos, Ethos, and PathosJohn Gruber-Miller: Selected Resources for Teaching Greek and Latin: An Annotated BibliographyJohn Gruber-Miller: Index

Editorial Reviews

"This is at heart a book in which intelligent colleagues thoughtfully discuss important issues, and all those involved ought to be applauded for their efforts. Gruber-Miller's collection is absolutely indispensible. The individual articles can give us something to chew on, suggest interesting approaches, share the successful methods of individual instructors, and push us to sharpen our own day-to-day teaching. This volume is by no means the last word on any of the topics covered, but it contributes in a meaningful way to a worthy conversation." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review