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Melbourne Grammar School

Teacher of Latin required - details shortly here


Head of Classics required at Clifton High School. Details here


Could ARLT members please help?

A  RHUL Master’s student is preparing a project on uses of rhetoric in Classics and English teaching and would like to observe classes in a range of secondary schools, preferably in London and the South-east. If you are willing to help with this please contact . Download further details


Announcement of Competition: Latin, Greek and Humanities

The Academy Vivarium Novum is offering ten full tuition scholarships for high school students (16-18 years old) and ten full tuition scholarships  for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. Find out more


Reading Competition 2014

Results: now available here


ARLT Annual Refresher Day

Teaching materials and files now available here


OCR Classics Conference 2014: Drama in the Ancient World.

Details here


ARLT Refresher Day March 2014

Option Groups and Booking Form now available to download here


2014 Summer School leaflet and booking form now available to download here


ARLT Refresher Day Saturday 1stMarch 2014 - Senate House, London:  programme details now available here


ARLT Reading Competition 2014:

details are now available here


Create your own exam timetable:  on the examinations page


New from Open Book Publishers:

Tacitus Annals 15.20­-23, 33­-45: More On the BLOG


“Sicily: the Land of Gods”

An opportunity to promote a cultural exchange between an Italian and an English school about classical themes. Read about it on the BLOG . Here ia Presentation


“Read it Right”, the work of Wilf O’Neill and previously featured  on his website, is now available through ARLT here


Disappearance of Classics in Education

Read about it in the BLOG


I am so pleased. I want to share my delight with colleagues who will appreciate it, because my college has not responded. This is the third year that Latin GCSE has been offered as an additional subject to year 13 A level students at my state sixth form ……. Read the story on the ARLT blog


“The Classical inspirations of Opera”

The North Staffs CA are looking for a Classicist who can  give a talk to their Branch on the links between ancient Greek Tragedy and opera. Read the full notice on our Message Board


The Burgess Hill School Golden Sponge-Stick Competition results are here


ARLT Summer School 2013:

Further updates to option group and programme documents here


ARLT Summer School 2013:  Updated : Final  Option Groups  now available for download here


Julian Morgan is a good friend of ARLT and well known for his resources for Classics. Here is his announcement of a brand new course for teaching Latin.


Tuition scholarships available at  the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome

Full details here


ARLT Summer School 2013: Final  Option Groups  now available for download here


Latin Teacher wanted in Cambridge. Details here


ARLT Latin Reading Competition 2013 - the results


Part Time Maternity Cover Latin and Classical Civilisation in Perthshire. Jobs page


Read Wilf O’Neill’s obituary here


Classics cover urgently needed at The Grammar School at Leeds. Post now filled


Summer School 2013

New bursaries now available for the ARLT Summer School. Find out more here


Latin Reading Competition

Reminder! All entries for this year’s ARLT Latin Reading Competition should be submitted by the end of this term! Details here


Details of Wilf O’Neill’s funeral are here


RIP Wilf O’Neill

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Wilf O’Neill.

Details of funeral arrangements  and obituary to follow

Amended programme and leaflet/application form for Summer School 2013 available here

ARLT Refresher Day and Summer School 2014

The ARLT  Refresher Day 2014

Saturday 1 March 2014

Senate House , UCL

To be directed by Liz Scott

Details to follow here

ARLT  Summer School 2014

To be held at St John’s College, Durham, directed by Tasos Aidonis

26 - 31 July 2014

Details to follow here


2013 CICERO Concordia Competition

will be held at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham and at George Heriot's in Edinburgh on Saturday March 23rd, 10.30am to 4pm (approx).  This year's topic is Alexander the Great.  Professor Robin Osborne will be guest speaker at the Birmingham venue.  Please contact

to arrange to enter students; further information about the competition can be found at  



ARLT Refresher Day

Loughborough G. S.

Saturday March 2 2013

Download the final version of the Option Groups list


ARLT Refresher Day

Loughborough G. S.

Saturday March 2 2013

Download the Option Groups list


ARLT Refresher Day

Loughborough G. S.

Saturday March 2 2013

Download the programme and booking form here


The Moreton Hall,  2012 Summer School Report .

Read or download


TWEET in Latin? See our Blog  or go direct to the Twitter Translation Service


Open Book Publishers: Aeneid 4. 1-299

Information about this newly released publication is

available here.


ARLT Summer School 2013

Flyer and provisional programme  for the Summer School at Roehampton Univesity are available for download now


CIRCE Aquilea 2013

A Classics and ICT Course for Europe

Information about next year’s CIRCE course in Italy is now available. Download the pdf


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Go to Refresher Day 2013, Summer School 2013 and Reading Competition 2013 and enter your email in the panel provided. If you would like automatic notification of changes to any other pages on this site please contact the webmaster


ARLT Reading Competition 2013

The text for the Intermediate and Senior Reading competition is now available. with the macrons marked.  Download  Full details of the competition are here


Academiae Vivarii Novi

Sodales vos invitant ad Auspicationem anni academici MMXII-MMXIII

Mercurii die vii mensis Novembris anno mmxii celebrandam in ædibus numero xx signatis quæ Romæ, secus viam a Conrado Barbagallo nuncupatam sitae sunt. programma



The Association of Latin and Greek teachers of Murcia have asked us to help in their campaign to prevent the teaching of Greek from being removed from the school curriculum in Spain. If you want to help, please sign the online petition  here . The organisers of the petition are also the organisers of the CICERO competition in Spain.


Classical Association of Ireland - Teachers

Annual Conference

19th - 20th October

To be held at Annbrook Hotel, Mullingar. Conference details here. To book your place contact Sue Whyte


ARLT Latin Reading Competition March 2013

ARLT announces its annual Latin Reading Competition. Full details here


ARLT audio files

Recordings of GCSE Latin set texts 2013-2014: Section B Aeneid 12. Available now here.


Golden Sponge-stick Competition

Burgess High School for Girls presents its annual competition for budding young writers. Closing date Friday 21st December

Download a flyer with full details here


ARLT Refresher Day

at Loughborough Grammar School (Saturday 2nd March 2013). This is a good opportunity to share some last minute exam advice and ideas for next year. Details to follow here


Open Book Publisher announces forthcoming publication of  Aeneid 4.1–299: Latin text, study questions, commentary,

and interpretive essays’ by Ingo Gildenhard.  Price: £14.95

This work focuses on one of the  OCR A-Level set texts on the syllabus 2013-2015

Free to read, digital and paper

editions | pr-order


" Dum docet discunt:

Ørberg’s methodology at limelight of  Stephen Krashen’s Theories"  lecture to be  given by Marco Ricucci at  International Conference  "Educating the future generation: teaching, learning and antiquity" on  September 14th 2012 at King’s College London

Abstract  |  conference details


 2013 ARLT Summer School will be held at Roehampton University, to be directed by Alex Smith.  

Dates: 23rd - 27th July 2013 Details to follow


  A communicative approach to teaching Latin and Ancient Greek  

Blaine Ray, the inventor of TPRS, to give workshops in London,  Oxford & Cambridge

(November 5-8)

details |  flyer


Classical Anthology website

a new venture set up by Jane Mason in collaboration with Stephen Jenkin; it is linked to the Classics Library, but open to everyone. Website  |  flyer

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  • Links to many of the major  providers of Latin teaching
  • The ARLT BLOG and Message Board

Founded in 1911 by WHD Rouse, the Association is run by and for teachers of Latin. The Association originally set out to “reform” the teaching of Latin  - hence the “R” in ARLT. Nowadays, the teaching of Latin by the Direct Method has all but gone, yet we retain our name, if only to remind us of our roots.  

This site is available to everyone interested in the teaching of Latin and related subjects. You will only need to register if you want to access the pages specifically intended for practising teachers.
The Association now provides a range of services, including:

Pat Bunting

President of ARLT 2013-14

WHD Rouse

Founder of ARLT

Latin dictionary

The News in Latin




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