Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

This is an award for K-12 teachers given annually by the Society for Classical Studies.

Two awards are given each year. The value is $500.00 (cash), $200.00 (materials budget), and plane fare plus two nights in the conference hotel at either the SCS annual meeting (Washington D.C., Jan. 2-5, 2020) or the ACL annual meeting (Charleston South Carolina, June, 2020). The awardee may choose. Candidates remain eligible for three years in total and the numbers submitted are relatively small, so this is an award with decent odds.

The nomination is due Sept. 27, 2019.

More information can be found here.


Upcoming Meetings and Conferences 2019-2020

February 22, 2020: South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA) will be held at RiverBluff High School. For conference information see their webpage. See also the awards information!

March 2-6, 2020: National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

TBD: South Carolina Junior Classical League Fall Workshop and Spring Forum. See their website for more information.

October 2020: CAMWS Southern Section Meeting in Waco, TX. Proposals for papers will open in Spring of 2020

March 25-28, 2020: CAMWS 116th Annual Meeting will be held at the invitation of Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

June 25-27, 2020: American Classical League Annual Institute will be held at the College of Charleston. Deadline for submitting proposals for papers and workshops has not been posted, but it's usually January.

January 2-5, 2020: Society for Classical Studies (formerly American Philological Association) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.



Each year the Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate Latin and Classics courses. The program is designed especially for Latin teachers who wish to continue their education or earn a Master’s degree in Latin on a summers-only basis (requirements for the M.A. can be completed in four summers), including one summer in Rome or at an archaeological site. In place of a thesis, students write a teaching project similar to a short textbook.

Courses for 2020 are not posted yet. Check back here.

Deadline: usually April 1.

Conventiculum Latinum July 2020 TBD

Held In Lexington at the University of Kentucky. 2020 dates not yet posted.

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. 

The Conventiculum is not designed for people who are still learning essential Latin grammar.  All participants should be able to read Latin, and feel reasonably secure in their knowledge of basic morphology and syntax.  However, previous experience in speaking Latin is not necessary.

For most current information, visit the Conventiculum Lexintoniense website.

Vergilian Society Offerings Tours & Symposia 2020

The Vergilian Society offers multiple experiences for Latin teachers of all levels.

And a number of tours in the summer from their base at the Villa Vergiliana on the Bay of Naples. According to their site, "Vergilian Society tours are designed to appeal to the needs of a wide range of travelers including high school and college students and instructors; they are particularly suitable for instructors bringing a group of students. We specifically welcome nonprofessionals interested in the ancient Mediterranean."

Check their site for 2020 offerings.



  • The Classical Outlook, published by the American Classical League, invites submissions of articles, poetry, and books for review. Contact: Mary C. English, Dept. of Classics, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043.
  • The editors of the Newsletter of the American Classical League welcome submission of news or essays. Submission deadlines: 1 December (Winter Issue), 1 March (Spring), and 1 August (Fall).
  • Pro Bono, newsletter of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, seeks submissions of news, announcements, or articles from your classical organizations. Send to Virginia Barrett, 11371 Matinicus Ct, Cypress, CA 90630-5458. Submission deadline: March 1.
  • The Classical Association of the Middle West and South accepts manuscripts for The Classical Journal. See the submission guidelines and editor contact information on the CAMWS site.
  • Prima: Excellence Through Classics (elementary and middle school levels) invites submission of articles (300-500 words in Microsoft Word) from teachers of Latin and Greek. Submit to Jacque Myers via email (include Prima in the subject line). Current deadline: March 15.
  • The American Philological Association welcomes scholarly contributions for its Transactions. Submissions will be refereed anonymously. Click here to see the guidelines.



CAMWS' Committee for the Promotion of Latin is giving out Caristia grants of $200-400 for projects of your choice. For more information, contact Carin Green of the University of Iowa or visit the CAMWS website.