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Letter of the week.

Not long ago, I received this note.  Couldn't have come at a better time.  Latin has got me down these days.  I am happy to know I am still helping people.  Means a lot to me. Hi Dwane, Hope you are well! Just wanted to say that I completed Visual Latin 2 today. I...

Best TED talk ever

As you try to hang on to your New Year's Resolutions a little longer, don't forget to watch TED talks for inspiration. If you don't have time to do that, just watch "Every TED talk ever". https://youtu.be/_ZBKX-6Gz6A

For students in Henle Latin 2 and 3

Over the Christmas break, I watched a movie on Julius Caesar.  I am surprised I had never heard of it before. It's very well done.  There are a few scenes that would merit a PG-13 rating.  But, just barely.  The entire movie is tastefully done and masterfully acted....

A little late, but here goes…

A student asked over the holidays, "Mr. Thomas, How do I say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Latin?" Here is my reply: ================================================= As for Merry Christmas, I would go with: felicem natalem Christi! It’s often helpful to look...

Back to work.

Well... the party's over.  Time to get back to work. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you are in any of my classes, we will be back to work on Monday.  Or, if you have decided to learn Latin this year, we will be back to work on Monday. As a...

Christmas break…

Hey, everyone! There will be no classes from December 21 – January 6. Our last class will be this Thursday, December 20. We will be back on Monday, January 7. Hope you guys have a great break!

The Secret Weapon

I get a lot of emails every day.  A lot.  It's hard to keep up. If you, like me, find yourself buried under a mountain of emails, you may need help. What I am about to tell you about will help.  It has helped me tremendously.  I still find myself behind on emails most...

In case you missed it…

Last night, I interviewed my friend, David Durham. David speaks seven languages and teaches French and Spanish online. Check out his site right here: https://daviddurham.org/ Here is the interview:...