I started learning Latin my freshman year of college. I knew I wanted to be a Latin teacher, so I threw myself into my studies. Fast forward several years, and I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I learned that not every student learns Latin in the same way, but every student can learn Latin. My approach to teaching has been born out of my 7 years of studying the language, and the 2 years of educational training I underwent in my graduate program.
One of the most important aspects of teaching Latin, for me, is making the language fun and accessible to students. Studies have shown that if students aren't enjoying what they are doing, then it makes it that much harder to learn. Additionally, if students don't know the vocabulary, how will they be able to learn grammar topics? My approach to teaching Latin is heavily informed by these two ideas, and I make sure that my students are not feeling overwhelmed by any aspect of the Latin language.