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Journals & guides

Links to articles about teaching Latin and other classical subjects, many of which are mentioned in the book Starting to Teach Latin, can be found through the following websites. You may also be interested in the articles and blogs section of this site.

The author of this website Steven Hunt bears no responsibility for the functioning or accuracy of these links.


The Journal of Classics Teaching


Since 2012 the Journal of Classics Teaching has been edited by Steven Hunt. Issues 31-35 can be freely downloaded from the Classical Association Journals website. Issues 23-30 can be freely downloaded from the Association for Latin Teaching (ARLT) website (you need to create a password first). Previous editions of the Journal of Classics Teaching and highlights from its predecessors, JACT Review, Hesperiam, Didaskalos and Latin Teaching are in the link here.

  • JCT Facebook page



Didaskalos was the Journal of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers. The digitisation of this journal is a work in progress, but you can view the contents here. If you would like a pdf of one of these chapters, please contact me.


The Classical Outlook


The Classical Outlook is a US journal, published by The American Classical League. Copies of articles which are useful for teachers can be found on JStor. The articles referred to here are a selection made by me. This is a work in progress.


Classical World


The Classical World journal is available on JStor.


The Classical Journal 


Teaching Classical Language


These journals can be freely downloaded from the website of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. They have many excellent articles.


Classics for All

A guide I prepared to setting up Classics in primary and secondary schools.

For details of how to apply for a grant to set up classics in your school (UK only), please follow this link.

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Classics from 5-16

This pamphlet was the last time that the UK government published anything serious about classics teaching in schools. It sets out the aims and rationale for the study of the subjects, and established the principles which teachers and university academics at the time considered appropriate for the study of classical subjects at the school level.

The pamphlet contains the following chapters. It is not currently available so I have provided a copy here

  • Preface iv

  • Introduction 1

  • The nature and scope of the subject 2

  • The aims of classics teaching 4

  • Classical Civilisation 5

  • Objectives in the primary and early secondary years 5

  • Planning and organisation in the primary and early secondary years 10

  • Objectives in GCSE-related work 14

  • Planning and organisation of GCSE-related work 16

  • Principles of teaching and learning 18

  • Classical languages 20

  • Context 20

  • Objectives in the early stages 22

  • Objectives at the GCSE stage 26

  • Principles of teaching and learning 29

  • Differentiation 33

  • Assessment 36

  • Conclusion 39

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