I received this question:

“My son has completed Challenge I (Henle I) and wants to continue Latin one more year even though he is not in CC this year. Would you recommend continuing on to Henle II or switching to Lingua Latina since both are actual books? I plan to switch his sister (completed Challenge B) to Lingua Latina.”

Here is my reply:


Every chance I get, I recommend students abandon Henle Latin.  I have met too many “Henle refugees.”  These are students who now hate Latin because it is so boring. 

On the other hand, I never hear that from students who have read Lingua Latina.  They may later drop out because it is tough, but, never because it is boring.  

If you can, switch.

Let me know if you need more help!