Bonum mane! Buenos días! Bonjour! Notre Dame’s language camp introduces middle school students to a few of the many languages that Notre Dame offers for study. Taught by ND’s own language teachers, this camp is a great opportunity for students to meet potential teachers and explore a language they are interested in. See what our teachers have in store for you!
Week 1: Latin with Mme. Katie Ludden
Welcome to Rome! Week 1 will offer students an introduction to the beautiful Latin language and enable participants to read simple stories taken from Roman myth and history. Participants will explore several aspects of Roman culture, including art, architecture, music, recreation, and literature, enriching their understanding through hands-on activities such as sculpture, drawing, mosaic-making, games, and sports. We will also discover how the Latin language and culture has lived on and flourished throughout the ages and up to the present day. Come home to Rome!
Week 2: Spanish with Mme. Katie Ludden
Celebración! Spend a week diving into some of the most popular Spanish culture celebrations from around the globe. Learn about the traditions, fun, and food that are associated with these cultures along with some key language to get you speaking and celebrating like a "hispanohablante"!
Week 3: French with Mme. Katie Ludden
French Unlock! Students will spend a week discovering the four “keys” to unlocking French-speaking skills. These four keys are four action words that are most used in French and help us talk about all of our daily activities: “To be”, “To have”, “To do”, and “To go”! Students will use these verbs to play games, imagine scenarios, sing songs, and be able to answer “Oui, Je parle français!”