Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 2

As I wrote in a previous post, the rule of thumb is that one day at the Institute is like one week in a traditional classroom. I think today our Latin students packed in somewhat more that one week.

Today we covered the entire perfect active indicative system, including the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect indicative active, as well as the perfect, pluperfect, and imperfect subjunctive active for all conjugations, and the present subjunctive active for the first conjugation. In the first hour of the afternoon lecture. In the second hour, we covered conditional sentences, including simple conditions, future more vivid (with and without emphatic protasis), future less vivid, present contrary-to-fact, past contrary-to-fact, and mixed conditions. Oh, and the genitive of the charge (or penalty), just for good measure. My colleague did a great job providing a very clear and concise lecture that left enough time for some drill.

I did an hour of morning drill and the short afternoon presentation of vocabulary notes. Tomorrow I am doing the optional lunch time sight reading.

Our students are an amazing bunch of hard working and enthusiastic young men and women who are bearing up beautifully under a huge load of information presented in a very high-pressure (albeit also highly supportive) pedagogical environment.

More soon...

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