Loving Languages in the Youngest Years

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm

This seminar will develop the theory, methods, mechanics, and materials for differentiating language instruction to younger students (4th and below) emphasizing kinesthetic, auditory (melodic, rhythmic, dynamic), and visual elements (using color, images, graphs, art, motions). While much of the source material will stem from Latin, the content will be applicable to other languages. 

The seminar will conclude with Q & A, especially aimed at exploring other schools’ attempts at similar endeavors.

Marcus Foster

Marcus Foster graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Classics in 2000. He worked with youth in Berlin, Germany for 5 years, part of which was also spent studying theology at Humboldt Universität. He completed a M.Hum. in Classics/Theology from the University in Dallas in 2011. Marcus has taught Latin for 12 years (among other subjects) at Covenant Classical School (Fort Worth, TX) and currently chairs the languages department. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 16 years, blessed with three beautiful daughters and one strapping son.