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How did you teach Latin to your own kids?

People often ask me, "How did you teach Latin to your own kids?" This is such a tough question to answer. It may be easier if I tell you what I wish I had done with my own kids. I started my kids out in Latin, but this was before I had discovered Lingua Latina by Hans...

Is this a joke, or no? I can’t tell.

Local Christian Parents Pay University $100,000 To Totally Destroy 18 Years Of Their Hard Work May 25th, 2021 - BabylonBee.com BOSTON, MA—According to sources, local parents Dale and Cherie Woodall are shelling out over $100,000 to send their son Dillan to college and...

All the pronouns in Lingua Latina chapter 8.

A few weeks ago, I received this email: I’m befuddled and hope you can offer some suggestions.  Up through chapter seven of Lingua Latina, I was making myself flashcards of new words. Plus, I’ve also got six cards showing endings for the six cases.  With review, I’m...

How to learn multiple languages as an adult

I received this question: Comment: Hi! I am curious how many languages you are actively learning at one time, and then also how much time you spend every day maintaining the languages you’ve already learned. You have so many languages on your site; do you work on all...

Tip #146

When I was first making the transition from classroom teaching to online teaching, I designed my own website.  And, it looked like I designed my own website.   That's okay.   I recommend doing the same thing if you are just starting out.  Do as much as you can on your...

Before you learn Latin, count the cost.

I received this question: Hi!  We are LOVING Visual Latin 1. However, we are considering homeschooling our almost-10-year-old son as well and I am curious: what Latin program would you recommend using before Visual Latin 1? Thanks so much!   Here is my reply:...

Visual Latin and the National Latin Exam

The National Latin exam is a tricky thing.  Imagine taking thirty students, and teaching them to work on cars.  Each student is trained only on one car.  One student learns to repair Hondas.  One student learns to repair Jeeps.  One student learns to repair Volvos,...

Tip #145: How to learn faster

Over the next few months, I am compiling the old tips of the week.  Here's another.  This one is from August 10, 2019. ================================================= If you are trying to learn something new, and if you are using audiobooks or videos to do so, you...

Spanish 2?

I received this question: Hi there.  My son has taken and Spanish I class and would like to take a Spanish 2 class starting next fall.  Are you going to be offering a level 2 Spanish class?   Here is my reply: The short answer is, yes.   It’s a little...

She didn’t take my advice. 🙂

Pretty much every day, I get the same email.   Essentially, it goes like this: "My kids are struggling with Henle Latin, and they are bored.   Is there anything else we can do?" I usually recommend switching to Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg. This mom chose another...