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There is currently a problem with downloads on my site.  If you subscribe, or if you purchase the Latin charts, my site may not deliver.  If this happens to you, simply email me at dwane@visuallatin.com, I will personally send whatever you are looking for.

I apologize for the trouble.  Working to resolve this issue right now.

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Will Henle 1 prepare me for Henle 3?

I received this question:

Hi!  I am CC tutor and I have completed 1-26 in Henle I four times.  I will be doing Henle 3 this fall with an older group.  Do you recommend I finish Henle I on my own this summer and get as much of Henle 2 done as possible, or jump into Henle 2 now?  What would be the best prep for Henle 3?  I have read before than 1-26 is all that is necessary for 3, but if you think I would be better off finishing the first book, I can do that instead.

Here is my reply:

I have never taught Henle 3 (I start this year) so, I am not exactly sure what to tell you about preparation.  I can say this, though… 

In my experience, Henle 1 does not prepare students for Henle 2.  I fear what is waiting for myself and for my students in Henle 3.  

I think the best thing students can do is simply jump in and start swimming.  

If you are interested, there is an ace you can play.  If you have time this summer, read Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  Since you have read Henle 1 many times, you are already ready for it grammatically.  You will have to learn a lot of new vocabulary, though.  Henle Latin 1 teaches students about 400 words.  Lingua Latina teaches students about 2,000.  When laid out like that, it is easy to see the problem with Henle Latin.  

Henle Latin is worth going through.  But, in my opinion, it really needs to be supplemented with Lingua Latina.  

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Can I learn Latin over the summer?

I received this question: 

I am a parent who actually wants to learn Latin alongside their child.  The academic year was too busy for me to commit the time I wanted to commit, so I fell behind, but have pledged to work diligently over the summer break….which begins now (for me).

I noticed that subscriptions beginning now will end July 1.  Could you please explain what that means in terms of my goals?   I would like to begin again with Henle Latin 1 and work as far as I can for the duration of the summer until our academic year begins again….around Sept 1.  

Here is my reply:

Good morning!

I have changed the structure on my site.  Now, you can subscribe anytime and cancel anytime.  No penalties.  

There is now only one subscription option.  Keeps things simple for everyone.  A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to every recorded class on my site.    

So… Sure! You could do that. 

I have quite a few students who use the recordings only.  Many of them prefer this option because it allows them to move at their own pace. Students are always welcome to contact me if they have any questions.

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