2018 Biduum Oklahomense
Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life while speaking Latin and enjoying the natural beauty and fall colors of Oklahoma in October.

Biduum Oklahomense
Spring Valley Ranch
Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 8
$360 - includes room, board, and pedagogical materials
SALVI ( Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum , or North American Institute for Living Latin Studies) proudly presents Biduum Oklahomense , a full-immersion Latin weekend workshop. Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life while enjoying the natural beauty and fall colors of Oklahoma in October. A restorative two-day event at the peaceful Spring Valley Ranch , Biduum allows participants to experience a sort of mini- Rusticatio: a communal atmosphere with other Latin speakers, reading and conversation around the fire pit, walks through the natural beauty of this 500 acre ranch, and a slate of classroom and other activities.

Features of Biduum :
      supportive, intimidation-free environment
      communicating entirely in Latin
      high-energy conversation exercises
      learning and relaxing in Latin
      experiencing, as a student, active teaching methods
      games for a variety of learning styles
      techniques that will streamline your teaching
      readings from Latin literature presented in Latin
      pedagogical discussions
      delicious vegetarian meals, beverages, and snacks (don’t worry: meat snacks are provided too!)
      a feeling of camaraderie in the beautiful setting that is Spring Valley Ranch in the fall

The event serves two groups simultaneously: It offers a mid-year “fix” of immersion Latin for experienced Latin speakers. And it gives the curious a weekend—not a full week—of immersion Latin. You can get a taste during the Biduum , and then come back for more in the summer at Rusticatio ! (Curious to hear what people think of SALVI programs? Take a look at reviews for Rusticatio .)

Program Dates: October 6-8, 2018. (Arrival: Saturday, October 6, between 3 and 6 p.m.; Departure: Monday, October 8, between noon and 3 p.m.)

Eligibility: You are eligible to attend this workshop if have graduated high school, are at least 18 years of age, and have already learned Latin on paper and are interested in developing active command of the spoken language. Please note that Biduum is not an introductory Latin course and thus is not for people who have no knowledge of the language. Typically, participants have completed, at a minimum, the equivalent of two years of traditional college Latin or four years of a high school Latin program. It is not necessary to have previous experience speaking Latin.

Location: We reside and conduct our workshop sessions at Spring Valley Ranch in gorgeous Eucha, Oklahoma. This rustic-but-elegant retreat and conference center is in a 500-acre working ranch in the Spavinaw Hills and is surrounded by trees, rivers, hills, lakes, and other natural features. The Timbers Lodge boasts a large deck for enjoying the views and a great room with open beams and a large fireplace. Tulsa International Airport is about a 90-minute drive from the ranch.

Cost: $360 per person, all-inclusive, covering two nights in the lodges, five meals, tuition, and instructional materials. Transportation to and from Spring Valley Ranch is not included (though SALVI will help arrange carpooling).
SALVI - Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum
North American Institute for Living Latin Studies

Photo Credit: Annica Ahlstrom