ARLT

The Association for Latin Teaching

respice prospice

Latin Teaching

The Journal of the Association for the Reform of Latin Teaching.

A work in progress:  an archive of the "Latin Teaching" Journal of the ARLT.

Here are some notable contributions from prominent figures in the Association.

1914

May

No. 2

Vol.1

The Outlook

W.H.S. Jones

pp.30-31

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Quo vadimus?

R.B. Appleton

pp. 32-34

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Latin in Girls’ Education - our difficulties

E. Ryle

pp: 40-43

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On Declensions

F. Jones

pp: 43-45

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Class Room Material:  I obiter dicta

R. B.  Appleton

pp: 45-46

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Class Room Material:  II phrases

F. Jones

Pp: 46-47

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1921

June


extract

In 1911 and 1912 a representative committee, under the leadership of Professor E.V. Arnold and Dr. Rouse, had conducted summer courses at Bangor (North Wales) and the “Direct” and “Oral” methods were demonstrated.  In 1913 it was decided to hold a school at Cambridge for the sole purpose of showing the Direct Method of teaching Latin as used in the Perse and Whitgift Schools …. At the close a general meeting of the teachers present resolved to form the present Association in order the better to conduct experiments and to collate experience.







1930

Oct



Body, Soul and Spirit

W. H. D. Rouse


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1937

Feb



The Year of the Roman Poets

A.M. Croft


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1950

June

No. 5

Vol. XXVII

What’s the use of Latin?

W. H. D. Rouse


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This article first appeared posthumously in June, 1950, the year of his death, and dedicated  “to the Memory of a Great Man”

1968

Nov

No. 1

Vol.XXXIII

Carmina Natalia

R.J.M. Lindsay

pp. 28-32

here

1973

Dec

No. 1

Vol.XXXV

Summer School 1973

A.R. Cross

pp. 6 -7

here


Diamond Jubilee Issue

The changing pattern of Exams

N.C. Dexter

8 - 16

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Pronunciation - why bother?

J. Hazel

21 - 23

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A Subjunctive story

J.F Gravett

24 - 25

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T. W. Melluish

obituaries

34 - 36

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The ARLT name

J. Hazel

45

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1984


No.4

Vol. XXXVII

The Beginnings of the Week-End Course: Some recollections

C.W.E. Peckett

37 -41

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1986

May

No.6

Vol. XXXVII

From the President

W.B. O’Neill

11

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EDITORIAL: “…… How different is the atmosphere of our teaching world from that of 1911 and the following years, when large enthusiastic bands of Classics teachers began to meet in Summer School, in Bangor initially, to put the teaching of Latin to rights by the Direct Method and to try to inspire their colleagues with their new-found zeal, acquired under the leadership of a great scholar and visionary, Dr Rouse.  To read the first issues of Latin Teaching is to catch the flavour of pioneering days, of tremendous seriousness, and of a society where there was a strong sense of hierarchy and of respect for elders within a body which clearly had a very strong sense of purpose.  The great wars were as yet un-thought of, and the new ARLT was but one manifestation of the questioning of accepted Victorian values that were soon to crumble for ever.  What, one wonders, would those men and women think of us, their successors, and our times?  The direct method they favoured is further off than ever from our classrooms, and our aims have been revised in ways they might have little sympathy with.  They would also be struck by the greatly reduced place of Classics - at any rate in any form recognisable to them - in the curriculum.  Time has indeed marched on.

          This issue marks the end of Latin Teaching.  From next year it appears certain that the journals of ARLT and JACT will merge.  It is to be hoped that what is good and useful in Latin Teaching will survive in the merger, especially its availability as a forum where the needs of the practising classroom teacher can find voice.  This merger will, we believe, ensure a continued and closer cooperation between ARLT and JACT, and enable the services that ARLT provides, Weekend Courses, Summer Schools, and the collections of educational aids to be available to the widest possible number of teachers and students.  The important struggle to preserve Classics as part of our educational and cultural heritage must continue to be waged by a united profession.”       J. Hazel 1986

2014

History of ARLT by John Hazel

Talk given in Latin to Cultura Classica workshop, Malaga, May 9th 2014