What’s the Value of Learning (your) Language?

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm

  • Languages

This panel will focus on discussing the value on learning your language. Hosted by Marcus Foster, Lisa Snyder, and Timothy Griffith.

Lisa Snyder

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.