Adding a conversational component, dialogues, listening exercises, and recitation are only the first steps to making a Latin class more living. Eventually, the goal is to eliminate all use of English from the Latin classroom. This will mean learning (1) how to introduce vocabulary without giving the English equivalent; (2) how to facilitate students learning grammar without you explaining it to them in English, but by showing it until the student “gets it” (induction); and (3) how to check understanding of a text in Latin not through translating it, but through asking questions in Latin and through paraphrasing.
Carla Hurt, Found in Antiquity
In this video, Carla Hurt describes how she starting speaking Latin in her classroom.
In “Latin at the Speed of Speech”, A Conference Presentation, Carla Hurt gives a comprehensive overview of teaching Latin with Comprehensible Input, covering the why and a good bit of the how.
In these six videos, Carla Hurt demonstrates Total Physical Response (using Restored Classical Pronunciation).
Justin Slocum Bailey
At his personal Youtube Channel, Justin Slocum Bailey introduces the use of gestures and signs to reduce the use of English while enabling students to express their needs quickly and directly.
Watch Justin Slocum Bailey in action in this video featuring him from 0:23 until 5:04, in a course to train teachers.
And a longer video from another such course.
Justin Slocum Bailey also produced a series of videos in 2021 on the Youtube Channel Latin Teacher Lab to promote his paid coaching program (which looks great).
And at his Consulting website, he shares an extensive list of resources for Living Latin in the classroom.
Nancy Llewellyn, Veterum Sapientia Institute
This short video from the Veterum Sapientia Institute demonstrates the gestures that Nancy Llewellyn uses to accompany the recitation of verb forms.
This video features Nancy Llewellyn at Wyoming College, showing her use of storytelling to learn vocabulary and practice constructing sentences.
In this video from the Living Latin in New York conference by the Paideia Institute, Nancy Llewellyn demonstrates the “Where are Your Keys” Technique for language learning (more about it below).
In this series of twelve videos from 2013-2014, recorded apparently for an elementary school’s Latin classes, we have a precious glimpse into what Nancy Llewellyn would do in a primary school classroom.
Evan Gardner, Where are Your Keys LLC
Where are Your Keys incorporates gestures, called techniques, that facilitate learning, especially languages, but also other skills. This Vimeo Channel has fifth-one videos for anyone who would like to take a deeper dive into this method.
Evan Gardner’s Website may also be useful, including its glossary for all of his “techniques.”
Christophe Rico, The Polis Institute
In this first video, Christophe Rico explains his method, Living Sequential Expression, and its derivation from that of Gouin. His new book, Unus, Duo, Tres, provides an open-and-go tool for teachers to implement spoken Latin in their classrooms.
This video promoting the Polis Institute shows the method in action.
This video introduces Unus, Duo, Tres.
David Maust, California High School in Whittier, California
David Maust, a high school teacher, has posted, first, a video promoting his Latin program and then three more demonstrating his use of Personal Question and Answer (PQA).
Parkview High School
Parkview High School in Metropolitan Atlanta has a Latin program in which the teachers use Living Latin teaching methods. In these two videos, two teachers demonstrate their teaching methods at a Paideia Conference.
Dean Cassella, Saint Theresa Catholic School in Sugar Land, Texas
In this video, Dean Cassella demonstrates teaching Latin in Latin in a university classroom.
Cassella now teaches at a Classical Catholic school. In this podcast, he discusses his teaching method.
John Arrington has produced this series of Latin lessons for the Sensus Fidelium Youtube Channel.
https://youtu.be/L5dH2qxsUzM (Tempus 2)
https://youtu.be/GO-E8gxHams (Grammatica Latina #2)
W. H. D. Rouse
Linguaphone Direct Method Latin transcribes the interactions between Teacher and Students during several lessons in a direct method classroom and was written by W. H. D. Rouse, a major proponent of the Direct Method in the early twentieth century.