Dr. Judy Campbell

(Mount de Sales Academy)

Making Latin Memorable

Dr. Judy Campbell, Foreign Language Department Chair at Mount de Sales Academy (MDSA), makes learning Latin memorable for students by utilizing a total participation learning technique she calls, “Latin Lap-booking.” Dr. Campbell says “it’s like scrapbooking, but with grammar notes and other course content.” In her classes, students take notes on paper folds, which they can manipulate. These folds are designed to help students grasp language structure. These note-folds are then glued into file folders and serve as learning aids while the students translate. Students have experienced much success with this innovative visual-tactile method of learning Latin, as they comment “It really helps me understand the concepts faster!”