University of Kentucky, Lexington
These summer workshops have become internationally known for providing a stimulating occasion in which participants can live for an extended period of time in an all-Latin environment, speaking and hearing no language but Latin. Our Latin workshops are specifically designed for those who want to acclimatize themselves to the active use of Latin.
We also invite participants who are already experienced in the active use of Latin. It is our intention that the conventiculum will provide such participants with a pleasant opportunity to practice or enhance their skills in spoken and written Latin, and meet like-minded others.
Our conventicula are NOT designed for people who are still learning essential Latin grammar. All participants should be able to read unadapted Latin texts (even if they need to consult a dictionary fairly often), and should feel reasonably secure in their knowledge of basic morphology and syntax. However, previous experience in speaking Latin is not necessary.