seen on the Classics list:
*Talking Back to Teacher: Orality and Prosody in the Secondary and
*Chris Ann Matteo, Organizer
*Sponsored by the Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature
Since Distler’s *Teach the Latin, I Pray You*, Traupman’s *Conversational
Latin for Oral Proficiency* and the target-language approach of Balme and
Lawall’s *Athenaze*, there has been an active reconsideration of the value
of orality in the Greek and Latin classroom, whether the level is
elementary, intermediate or advanced. How should both experienced and
novice teachers incorporate oral Greek or Latin in the high school or
college classroom? Currently, such topics are debated on social networks,
where independent groups of like-minded spokespersons are debating the
value of prosody, production of meaning the target language, assessment and
philosophy.The papers for this panel are expected neither as apologetics
for nor as censures of oral techniques of teaching.
This panel invites new contributions from the university or secondary
classroom as well as the outreach community of oral reading enthusiasts.
Some of the questions open to debate include: Is orality a fad or an
indispensible teaching strategy? What theories guide the pedagogy of oral
language acquisition? What texts are optimal for students at all levels,
ages and interests? What training ought to be offered to extend the
appreciation of oral Greek and Latin in classroom settings?What effects
does orality in the classroom have on our understanding of ancient Roman or
Greek poetics and versification, prose rhythm, figures of speech or sound?
What is the benefit of oral teaching for the philologist? What effects
could orality in the classroom have on our understanding of performance and
The Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature (SORGLL)
heartily encourages oral reading or performance of texts as part of the
papers chosen for delivery.
Abstracts should be sent to *Andrew Becker (Virginia Tech) **
andrew.becker AT vt.edu **by March 1 2013. *Abstracts must conform to APA
details). All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by three external