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August 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Research on Learning new words

Familiar and newly learned words are processed by the same neural networks in the brain



25.08.2009



Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word ‘blog’ did not yet exist – and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning. At some stage new words become just as familiar to us as words we have learned earlier. One of the areas of interest in the Academy of Finland’s… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 30, 2009 at 5:16am — No Comments

New Latin NING Site

After watching what has been happening on SCHOLA for some time, I have decided we now have enough members to split the group - and have started a new NING site, devoted purely to academic matters, leaving Schola as a more informal social venue.



I have called the new NING site Universitas Scholarium and my hope is that Neo-Latinists , Classicists, and others will… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 29, 2009 at 5:11am — No Comments

Hi,

I would like to learn Latin, or have Latin teach me something. I would appreciate any advice on a basic place to start. Thanks so much for any help.

Added by Donna on August 23, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Why Latin helps your English reading get faster.

ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2009) — With a vast majority of the world speaking more than one language, it is no wonder that psychologists are interested in its effect on cognitive functioning. For instance, how does the human brain switch between languages? Are we able to seamlessly activate one language and disregard knowledge of other languages completely?



According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, it appears… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 19, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

et lingua latina apret veritam hodie

toga et color non loqunt:



scientia non ambulat,



sed aget-



ago ego.



Ivan Petryshyn USA



unus clamat alterum,

alterus audit et inquesit,

sed comprendet:

sonoris sonoribus sunt,

veritas est ariam salubram,

umbrat

solim,

noctis veritam facet dormire,-

debes venire et debes ire.

Ivan Petryshyn USA , APA Member



faceo unum stultum

de me, de te, de nobis,

solo vox decidet,

si…
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Added by Ivan Petryshyn on August 16, 2009 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Virtual Classroom

Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.



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Added by Mark Cruthers on August 15, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Greek historians course as RPG

Transformed by my contacts on the one hand with instructional designers and on the other with game designers, I'm on the verge of turning my upcoming course on Herodotus and Thucydides into a role-playing "game" (work on doing something similar with a Latin 1 course is also proceeding), wherein students play as students at a State U (similar to their own State U) who are asked to travel in time and space to ancient Athens and to save Western Civilization by interpreting Herodotus and Thucydides… Continue

Added by Roger Travis on August 15, 2009 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

alphabet

Press refresh page to view animation:
from: "History of the Alphabets" taught by Prof. Robert Fradkin at University of Maryland.

Added by Molendinarius on August 15, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Testing Testing

Testing to see how the blog feature works. Am thinking of using Ning for my students to have blogs this year...

Added by Jenn Wilkey on August 14, 2009 at 8:02am — 8 Comments

High School Latin Teacher needed for September 2009

Please visit our school website for the Latin posting:

www.penfield.edu

Added by Patty Gallagher on August 11, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

VENUS, GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY

VENUS, GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY

by

Stephen Contrado, B.A., Th.M.



Many anthropologists and scholars believe that before the warring Greek-speaking people invaded Greece the indigenous population of the mainland and the Minoans on the Island of Crete worshipped a female divinity, a mother goddess (often accompanied by a smaller male god). The goddess was associated with nature and with the protection of the social order. When the Indo-Europeans conquered the… Continue

Added by Stephen Contrado on August 9, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Latin in China

Here are the visitor stats for individual visits to Latinum for the past 60 days:

United States (US) 7,680

United Kingdom (GB) 1,494

Brazil (BR) 565

Canada (CA) 560

Australia (AU) 473

Germany (DE) 460

China (CN) 258

What is interesting, is that China is seventh...and has been steadily climbing the list over the past months. My question is this - are there many textbooks of Latin and other materials in Chinese-Latin versions? Looks like there is a possible… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 3, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

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