Rapid Fire Roundtable: Best Practices for Languages

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm

This Rapid Fire Roundtable will focus on discussing best practices for language departments in classical Christian education.

Download Marcus Foster Handout

Download Lisa Snyder Handout

Download Tim Griffith Handout

Lisa Snyder

Foreign Language Department Head
Covenant Christian Academy Colleyville

Lisa Snyder has taught foreign languages for 28 years. With experience ranging from teaching pre-k and grammar school exploratory programs to the standard sequential college classroom, Lisa has researched and applied effective methodologies for second language acquisition. An avid language student herself, she has studied Latin, French, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, American Sign Language, Russian, German, and a bit of Italian. Since 2002, Lisa has served as Foreign Language Department Head at Covenant Christian Academy. While maintaining a vibrant program at CCA has been her main focus, she has consulted with other classical schools to develop programs that align well with Classical education.

Timothy Griffith

Tim Griffith is a Fellow of Classical Languages at New Saint Andrews College. He teaches Latin to undergraduates and Latin Pedagogy at the graduate level, directs the national Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest, and has dedicated the last 17 years to recovering historical Latin pedagogical methods, drawing heavily on the work of the great Latin educators of history such as Erasmus, Commenius, and W.H.D. Rouse. Most recently he has been part of developing Picta Dicta (www.pictadicta.com), an online learning platform with curriculum and teaching aids specifically designed to assist teachers and home educators in offering a classical education.