Why would you cancel?

There is a glitch in my system.

Sometimes, when customers cancel, they are still charged.  The solution is simple.  Just contact me to let me know that you have canceled and I will double check your account.  I will make sure your account is canceled.

But, while we are on the subject… why would you cancel?

Remember, a subscription to my site gives you access to every class I teach.  Currently, that is 8 live classes.

Not only that, you also gain access to all of the other classes I have taught in the past.  Altogether there are about 1,000 videos on my site.

Also, remember that a subscription to my site cancels after three years.  Payments cancel, that is.  If you stick around for three uninterrupted years, you will have access to everything I teach as long as I teach online.  I have been teaching for over 20 years now, and have been online for seven.  I see no reason to stop.

I have been advised to change this plan, and honestly, I am considering it.

This plan has been in place for a year, and it has made my life a little easier.  Instead of focusing on customer service and payments, I can focus more on Latin, Greek and Italian.  Thinking about adding Spanish and French soon.

But, as I said, I have been advised to change my plan.  It isn’t financially feasible, I have been told.  I am considering changing it.  But until I do, the offer still stands.

Subscribe for $25 a month for three uninterrupted years (In other words, don’t cancel during the summer), and you will have access to everything I teach for as long as I teach online.

Shop around.  As they say in The Princess Bride, I doubt you will get such an offer from the eels.

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Schedule December 18 – 23

REMINDER: We will have class this week on December 19, 20, and 21.  Then, we will take a two-week break and will be back on January 9.

I recently realized that the syllabi I created for my classes some time ago are off.

Rather than update them every year, which I just do not have time to do, I am going to try to announce the class schedules every week here in the blog.

Here is what is coming up this week:

  • Lingua Latina 1: Chapter 7b
  • Lingua Latina 2: Chapter 26b
  • Roma Aeterna: We have started chapter 39.  Read, read, and re-read what we went over in class.
  • First Year Latin by Robert Henle: Chapter 18
  • Second Year Latin by Robert Henle: Chapter 15
  • Third Year Henle: Continue reading Acts chapter 1
  • New Testament Greek: Chapter 17
  • Italian: Continue reading chapter 12

Any further assignments are posted in the member’s section.

A reason for the silence…

After 20 years in condos, my family and I (rather suddenly) are moving into a house.

It has been a nutty week.  I like to blog daily, and I desperately try to stay on top of email.  But, this week has been a hurricane of moving and cleaning.

I will be back soon, and I will respond to your emails soon.

Thanks for getting it.

– Dwane

Put that song on repeat.

Dwane Thomas’ Tip of the Week – December 9, 2017
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If you are anything like me, and I know I am, sometimes you want to listen to a song over and over again.  I do this often when I am up late answering emails.  Sometimes a catchy, upbeat song will keep me going when I am tired.  I like to listen to an old favorite over and over.

YouTube is a great place to find music.  But, if you want to listen to a song multiple times, it’s not so great.  Unless it is.  There is a trick.

For example, I am up late right now.  And, I am listening to an old favorite.  I am listening to One Headlight by the Wallflowers.  Here is the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM

Now, watch closely.  If I insert the word REPEAT right before the “.com”, I can listen to the song all night long.  Here is what it looks like: https://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM.  Of course, the link is just going to take you over to listenonrepeat.com, but… personally, I like starting on YouTube.

Yeah.  I know.  You guys think I am over here listening to Latin chants.  But, no.  It’s late.  Those guys would put me to sleep.

I am classics teacher.  To stay awake at night, I rely almost exclusively on the classics.  Lynyrd Skynyrd,  Credence Clearwater Revival,  Aerosmith,  Guns-N-Roses, The Eagles, Z.Z. Top and (brace yourself, Aunt Vicki…) Tom Petty.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the objections.  Put your hands down.

Now go listen to your favorite song all day tomorrow.

I hope you have a very happy Sunday!

Dwane

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I am currently working on another book.  I had hoped to have it available already.   Oh, well.  Still aiming for January.  Like a T-rex in a tar pit, the more I struggle, the deeper I sink.  Meanwhile, here’s the book I wrote in 2013.  For the most part, it’s about learning Latin.  The tips and tricks I share, however, do apply to other subjects.  Check it out here:

https://dwanethomas.com/downloads/via-latin-lost/

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Is it too late to join one of my online classes?  No.  You can join anytime.  Simply click here:

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Would you like to be able to read the New Testament in Greek?  I can take you there.  It’s not going to be easy, but I can take you there  Join the class here:

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And, finally, I am going to bring the “Word of the Day” back in January.  Horses.  Hold ’em.  I will be posting the words on my blog.  To join the party, just follow my blog.  Just go to my site and subscribe on the left-hand side: https://dwanethomas.com/

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After Greek 1?

I received this question:

Hey Mr Dwane, I know this is an early question but what will we do next (school) year for greek? Will we run through Machen’s book again? Is there a second Machen book? Would you consider starting a class that just went straight through the New Testament? It would be cool if we could do that, maybe start somewhere in the Gospels. At the same time it’d be cool we could start one of Paul’s letters and rotate because I’ve always wanted to read those in the original language. Just wondering. Thanks!

Here is my reply:

Currently, this is the plan.  We will get through New Testament Greek for Beginners by J. Gresham Machen.  Hopefully, we will read the book through this year.  Then, next year, we will tackle one of the gospels together.  After that, who knows?

I do plan to teach the book again next year.  Subscribers are welcome to repeat if they like.  I would.  I have read the book a half dozen times, and I still need it.  But, perhaps that is because I am old.

:-)

We really enjoy the Latin and appreciate the time and effort that it takes to put together a full course.  Your touch of humor and simple (easy to understand) style make enjoyable an interesting subject.

– Julie

Visual Latin and the AP Latin exam.

I received this email:

Hello Mr. Thomas.
I really really love your courses and videos. As a matter of fact your videos convinced me to take Latin as a second language in school. Although in school, the class is slow and I like fast paces in language learning. As my parents say, I have a gift in language-learning and I love linguistics and the study of languages. So I want to purchase your Visual Latin course to speed the learning process up although I have two questions. The first is, will this course get me ready for AP Latin for my Junior Year (if you recommend doing AP). I want to really challenge myself. My second question is, will I be able to read texts like De Bello Gallico or Natural History by Pliny? I forgot to mention that I also read that you are now teaching Italian. I have a big interest in Italian and I’m currently studying it on Duolingo. Do you have any books or videos on Italian? Thank you so much! I really enjoy watching your videos and I can’t wait to watch more with the Visual Latin!
Here is my reply:

I am happy to hear that you are enjoying Visual Latin.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that Visual Latin, will not prepare you for the AP Latin exam.  To pass that exam, you will need to be very familiar with Caesar’s Gallic Wars and Vergil’s Aeneid.  Visual Latin is designed to teach students the basics of Latin grammar.

I do teach advanced online classes for those who would like to go beyond Visual Latin.  You can find out about them on my site: www.dwanethomas.com.

However, you may not need me to help you.  I recommend you read Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  You can find it by clicking here: Lingua Latina.  From there, read the second book in the series, Roma Aeterna.  Once you read these, you will be ready for the Gallic Wars and for Vergil’s Aeneid. 

It’s going to be a long road, my friend.  I like Latin… but, at some point, you may ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”  I did. Then I started studying Italian.

If you would like to learn Italian, then I recommend you download the book L’italiano secondo il «metodo natura».  If the link does not work, then it is available on this page: http://lingualatina-orberg.blogspot.com/2012/06/el-metodo-directo-aplicado-las-lenguas.html.

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