College Professors and the New Standards for Classical Language Learning

Ancona, Ronnie
Abstract of Article: 

The new Standards for Classical Language Learning should be required reading for all college professors. These new Standards will drive classical language instruction for many learners of Latin and Greek. Therefore, to be fully informed about the classics profession one should be informed about the Standards. Those of us involved in teacher-training programs need to become aware of these Standards, for they will influence how our teacher candidate students will be evaluated. In addition, we as college professors have something to learn from these Standards about how we ourselves teach and how we might teach even more successfully. College professors will learn how the 5C’s (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities), active Latin (or Greek), Modes of Communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational), Performance (and Scaffolding) vs. Proficiency, and Culture and its Place, all are features of the practice of classical language learning.