Welcome to my home page. In the menu above you will find links to my work as a language educator and translator.

New print edition coming out Summer 2021: Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius: Selections, with Simplified Versions and a Complete Glossary. Available in print and free  electronically (Electronic version has now been partially updated). visit THIS LINK

Online and Distance Learning Resources.

Newly edited Youtube playlists:

How to Speak Latin
This series of YouTube tutorials takes you from simple phrases “what is your name?” to talking about how you spend your time “what did you do over the weekend?” to reading and discussing a text in Latin. For students, teachers, and anyone interested in using Latin.

Simple Latin explanations and commentary on Classical Latin texts, with links to documents. Read and study the works of Catullus, Seneca and others, in Latin.

I have created a page of resources and links for students and teachers of Latin during the COVID-19 school closures. Feel free to link to this page in your own school resources.I will continue to update this page, so please check back periodically.
http://johnpiazza.net/latin-independent-learning/

Recent workshops:
November 9, The Menlo School, Atherton, CA “Comprehensible Input for Latin Teachers: An Introduction with Unit Planning Workshop”
View the Slide Presentation

September 12:  Presentation at Comprehensible California. “Structuring CI for Success. “Link to Google Slides Presentation

Frequently Visited Pages:

Recent and upcoming workshops

Activities and resources for the Latin classroom

Published articles on  language pedagogy

Berkeley High School Latin student and parent homepage.