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The National Committee for Latin and Greek, a standing committee of the American Classical League, is a non-profit organization, founded by twelve national and regional classical associations and funded by those associations along with numerous other state associations and departments of Classics. The NCLG is dedicated to the advancement of the study of classical languages and civilizations in North America by developing an agenda of promotional projects and activities.

 

The NCLG, made up of NCLG officers and the designees of its sponsoring organizations, meets twice a year and serves as a forum for the identification of nationwide needs and priorities within Classics and for the subsequent planning and implementation of promotional strategies and programs. The NCLG provides a consensus of direction for the advocacy of Classics, drawing upon information, talents, and resources from constituent and affiliate organizations. The Committee endeavors to focus public awareness on the study of Latin, Greek, and the Classics through its public relations newsletter Prospects and through contacts with schools, universities, and the news media. The NCLG produces a variety of brochures, information packets, and statements about the value of classical studies which parents, teachers, and school administrators can use to help build and maintain programs. The Committee sponsors a Classics Alert Network (CAN) to highlight opportunities and to respond to crises affecting Classics programs in schools and universities. It communicates with the officers of sponsoring organizations through semi-annual mailings and the newsletters of the ACL and SCS. Its support for and participation in the Joint Committee for Languages and its cooperation with modern language associations nationwide encourages participation in the development of national language policy and in movements to advocate and to improve the study of all languages, ancient and modern.

 

The Committee relies on the expertise and financial resources of five founding sponsors and its parent organization: American Classical League, American Philological Association, Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Classical Association of New England, and the California Classical Association, South. In addition, the California Classical Association, North, Eta Sigma Phi National Honorary Society, National Latin Exam Committee, National Junior Classical League, and the Ontario Classical Association. Affiliate organizations in Europe include the Joint Association of Classical Teachers in Britain and the Netherlands Classical Association.

NCLG news is now included in the ACL and SCS newsletters.  Please go here for the ACL newsletter and here for the SCS blog.

 

Contributions to the NCLG's section of the winter issue of the ACL Newsletter are due by December 1 for the winter issue, March 1 for the spring issue, and August 1 for the fall issue. For best results, submit text in MS Word and photos in jpeg format. Let's exchange news of current trends and promotional strategies to help keep our profession strong.

 

The ACL Newsletter now appears in electronic format, rather than as a mailed journal. The purpose of the NCLG's section of the newsletter is to help teachers of Latin, Greek ,and Classics stay at the forefront of the language teaching profession with news of timely professional issues, language policy, and pending legislation. It publicizes promotional projects of individuals and groups that help strengthen the position of classical studies in the schools and universities. Articles about Latin in the news are also welcome. This section will offer brief, timely, and useful information to teachers at all levels of instruction.  News of professoinal issues and reports or updates on promotional projects of the NCLG and its member organizations are welcome. Promotional efforts by individual teachers or schools or new ways to reach out to the community are also worthy of inclusion in this section of the Newsletter.

 

Teachers and newsletter editors of classical organizations are welcome to reprint any notice, article or news item from the NCLG News section that is not designated as copyrited material. Mention of the NCLG as the source of the item would be appreciated.

 

Nick Young, Editor

 

From ACL 2012 at UNLV:
 
 
 
 

Here is another Animoto presentation created by Zee Ann Poerio, Chair, Committee for Latin in Elementary Schools, after this year's ACL Institute--it is so lovely!  Here is another Animoto presentation created by Zee Ann focusing on the wonderful GigiPan image which she created with NCLG funding.

Current officers

* Chair and Delegate to JNCL-NCLIS, Mary Pendergraft
* Past Chair, Stanley Iverson
* Vice Chair, Keely Lake
* Executive Secretary, Linda Montross
* Treasurer, Emily Batinski
* Classics Alert Network, Elizabeth Rief

 

Subcommittees of the NCLG

* Committee for Latin in Middle Schools, Kathleen Robinson
* Committee for Latin in Elementary Schools, Zee Ann Poerio
* Committee for Cultural Diversity, Jim Pezzulo
* Committee for Community Colleges, Patrick Owens 
* Committee for Greek, Wilfred Major

 

NCLG communications

* NCLG website, please contact Keely Lake
* NCLG News in ACL and APA Newsletters, Nick Young
* Promotional materials editor, vacant (please contact the Chair if interested)

Exams for Students 

* Exploratory Latin Exam
* Medusa Mythology Exam
* National Greek Exam
* National Latin Exam
* National Mythology Exam
* Classical Literacy Exam
Online NJCL Exams

 

Teachers, have you seen the new certificates designed by Katie Robinson for recognizing student participation in JCL and NLE?

 

FOR NLE, Certificate 

This year a new certificate of commendation will be available to teachers to further recognize their students who win honors in the NLE. The National Committee for Latin and Greek has created this letter to further commend students and to encourage and motivate them to continue their studies.

 

FOR EXPLORATORY LATIN, Certificate 

This year a new certificate of commendation will be available to teachers to further recognize their students who win honors in the NLE. The National Committee for Latin and Greek has created this letter to further commend students and to encourage and motivate them to continue their studies.

 

FOR THE MYTHOLOGY EXAM, Certificate 

This year a new certificate of commendation will be available to teachers to further recognize their students who win honors in the NLE. The National Committee for Latin and Greek has created this letter to further commend students and to encourage and motivate them to continue their studies.

 

FOR JCL, NJCL Ionic, NJCL SwirlJCL Scroll, JCL Temple, JCL Wreath

New for JCL sponsors! Five new Certificates of Commendation for participation at JCL events are offered by the National Committee for Latin and Greek! Teachers, download and print these awards to honor your students who participate in local and state events.

Explore the benefits of Middle School Latin.  Click here for the website of the NCLG Middle School Committee.

The Principles of Learning in a Middle School Latin Classroom. While focusing on issues specifically related to teaching at the middle school level, this article will be instructive for those also teaching high school.


Click here to download a PDF listing many benefits of Latin study by Katie Robinson, Chair, NCLG Committee for Latin in the Middle School.

Click here to find a qualified Latin instructor.

Click here to find teaching materials and resources from the American Classical League.  The promotional brochure "Innovative Programs for Younger Students" may also be obtained from the same link at the ACL.

Click here to locate state and local support organizations.

 

The latest issue of PRIMA is now available to download.  PRIMA is the official newsletter for Excellence Through Classics (ETC), a standing committee of the American Classical League (ACL).

 

* IOTA MAGAZINEproduced by the Iris Project, is exclusively distributed in North America by Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute

Iota is a new Classically-themed magazine for elementary school students! It aims to introduce Classics and Latin in a fun, informative, and engaging way, and its content is designed and written to fit in with curricula on the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Each full-color issue is approximately 25 pages and explores a god, a monster, a historical person, an object from the ancient Greco-Roman world, and Latin words. Students will enjoy the exciting stories, multitude of pictures, interactive games, and varied activities!

 

Some suggested texts for Middle School Latin Programs

Cambridge Latin Course

- standards correlations, and other resources available.  See Cambridge's Classsics School Project for free samples of web books and iPad interactive textbooks. For younger students, you might try Minimus.

 

Ecce Romani (Pearson)

 

Oxford Latin Course

 

Latin is Fun (Amsco)

 

Vocabulary from Classical Roots, EPS, is an excellent supplemental text.