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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:...

Letter of the week. 🙂

Thank you so very much for teaching Latin! Although Lingua Latina is tough, I'm glad I can actually read Latin! I love the information and history you provide for me, as well as information on where our English words come from. It's so exciting to be able to read...

Comic books and Kaizen.

I turned 45 yesterday. I am currently in Greece attempting to master Greek.  No language yet has challenged me the way this language has.  I just don't feel like I am winning. Yesterday, one of my girls bought a birthday present from a Greek newsstand.  It was a...

Which case do I use with prepositions?

I received this question: Mr. Thomas, I have a question about something Henle teaches even though that isn't the Latin program I use. It's a concept that is used frequently on my tutorial days and I never understood it. Henle Latin teaches a bunch of different...

Feeling lost and needing some help…

I received this email: Hey there Mr. Thomas, you may remember me I have sent a couple e-mails in the past. I went through your entire visual Latin course in order to learn Latin as my highschool language credit, and in doing so discovered a deep love for Latin and...

An ancient fort on an ancient hill.

My family and I are currently on the Greek island of Paros.  While we are here, I am attempting to video blog (vlog) for the first time. My son, who has been vlogging every day for years, is trying to help me learn this strange new skill.  I turn 45 on Sunday.  He is...

Yes. Yes. Yes.

I think I may have located the world's slowest internet connection.  Since I am currently in Greece, I won't complain.  Much.  Doing my best to stay caught up, but I am falling behind. I am not extremely worried about the situation, though I certainly feel bad about...

Henle Latin, Lingua Latina and the AP Latin exam.

I received this email: Hi Mr. Thomas, I'm planning to sign my older two children up for your classes for next school year. They'll be in Challenge B and A in Classical Conversations, but after reading everything I can on your website, I think I'd prefer them to do...