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I’m back.

Okay.  I'm back.  After avoiding my computer for over a month, I am back at work. During my month away from my computer, I discovered that I didn't miss it all that much.  Unfortunately for me, I earn an income on my computer.  So, there is really no escape.  Ergo......

Update from Dwane

Hi, Everyone, Dwane asked me to relay a message that he won't be able to respond to emails until after he returns to the States around the middle of July. Hope you're enjoying your summer. Thanks much, JP

A quick update…

I've been trying to keep up with email lately, but I am not sure I will be able to for the next few weeks. For the last few weeks, we have been traveling with an organized tour.  This means that we have been staying in hotels with good wifi. The tour ended a few days...

Going off the grid… kind of.

Today, I finished the last of the grading I had.  Also tried to catch up on any urgent emails. Starting tomorrow, I will be on my site very little.  June is the lightest month of the year on my site anyway, so it is likely no one will notice. Tomorrow, in Rome, I am...

Could I see an example class?

Visual Latin is a professionally filmed series.  I do not personally sell it.  It is available here from Compass Classroom. Once they have completed Visual Latin many of my students want to further their Latin studies.  That's where the site comes in. Every year I...

After Henle 1?

I received this question: Hi, my daughter pulled out of Ch. 1 mid-year this year and in the process of completing Henle 1. We moved and took quite a bit a time off but are planning on finishing the book this summer with the help of your classes. I’m actually making...

A student is confused about infinitives.

I received this question: Dear Mr. Thomas, I am having some trouble understanding infinitive verbs. As I have learned, an active infinitive such as audire translates as to hear, whereas a passive infinitive such as audiri translates as to be heard. Oddly, I have seen...

An online Spanish class

A good friend of mine is offering an online Spanish class.  Since so many of you have asked me to teach Spanish, I knew you would be interested. I am not planning to teach Spanish anytime soon.  And, even if I did offer a class, it would have to be more of a "Learn...

After Henle Latin… Visual Latin or Lingua Latina?

I received this question: My son trudged through Latin this year for the first time in Classical Conversations Challenge 1. As you know, they use Henle. We’re not continuing with CC, but would like him to get his second year of Latin. He definitely learned some Latin...

A little help for a friend.

If you have ever thought of moving to North Carolina, and if you are looking for a job as a Latin teacher... this could be your big opportunity. A friend of mine is helping her husband track down just such a person for the coming school year. Check this out:...