A Latin Apprenticeship Program
Tirocinium Latinum is crafted to help parents, teachers, or students who want to learn Latin by building the required skills to think, read, and communicate in Latin. While this program aims to read Latin texts, language skills contribute to another goal of enlarging the soul. Through a language such as Latin, we gain a greater vision of humanitas, a common vision of what it means to be human. This perennial question weaves its way through western literature explored within the linguistic cultures of Greek and Latin. Thus, learning Latin nourishes the soul enabling us to partake in the great conversation that has continued for more than two millennia.
Some exposure to the language will certainly be beneficial, but it is not necessary. Together, we are starting on page one.
How does the course work?
Led by Michael "Buck" Holler, the Tirocinium is a three-year program that teaches apprentices the Latin language to build fluency in reading and comprehension of the Latin authors and to build confidence for teaching in the classroom or at home. Each year apprentices meet on site in NC for a week long retreat in July and in February. The rest of the program is fulfilled from home through weekly webinars that read the assigned chapters, discuss grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension, and practice new material through various exercises.
Tirocinium will launch at the in-person, summer retreat held in Charlotte, NC from July 18 - 23, 2022. The conversations will continue over a weekly webinar held on Mondays from 6-7pm EDT for first years, Mondays from 7-8pm EDT for second years, and Thursdays from 5-6pm EDT for third years . To gather back together, a winter retreat will be held in Charlotte, NC from Febrary 20 - 24, 2023.