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Can I skip Henle 1?

I received this question:

My son has done two years of https://www.livelylatin.com/ online. I know it’s not an intense course, but he’s starting high school next year and I wonder if he would be okay in Henle 2 or if he should start with Henle 1. Do you have a placement test available? Thank you!

Here is my reply:

Unfortunately, I do not have any kind of placement test.  I wish I did.  

I can tell you, though, that the classes I teach online are aggressive.  For this reason, I recommend everyone start at the beginning.  My courses take students from zero to reading the New Testament in Latin in two years.  No other courses that I know of do this.  Almost all of my students are struggling by the third semester.  The classes are just tough.

For this reason, I record everything I teach.  This enables students to slow down and move at their own pace if they need to.  

 You could also use the recordings over the summer in order to prepare for Henle 2 if you wanted.

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Kudos

I just wanted to add that we have loved Visual Latin, my daughter has laughed at something every single lesson…and you can’t say that about any other curriculum (not that we’ve discovered yet anyway). Thank you for your work, it is much appreciated!

– Alyssa 

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Annual subscription?

I received this question:

I’ve had some conflicting answers from friends that do your Latin on-line. The price for the year is $250, correct?

Here is my reply:

It used to be.  I charged $250 a year, per family, for every class I teach.  When it comes to affordability, there is nothing like it among online Latin classes.  No one else provides the service I provide at such affordable rates.  

The problem is, my site, ThinkOutsideTheBorder.com renews membership automatically.  This is designed to make the process easy for students and their families.  You do not have to go through the registration process every year.  

I was trying to make things easier on everyone.  

Instead, people started taking advantage of me.  They would sign up for one year, take the discount, and ask for a refund when the second automatic payment went through.   Unfortunately, the refund process on my end is time-consuming and difficult.  Often, the refund request would come with an abrupt, or rude email.  It is demoralizing.  I have grown weary of it.  I canceled the annual option.  I have left only the monthly option open.  I am sorry.  

You joined under the annual subscription just before I canceled that option.  You are good to go.  I have not yet canceled your subscription yet because I was waiting for your final decision.  Just let me know.  If you are ready to cancel, you can do it here: https://dwanethomas.com/updating-your-information/.  If you cancel, I will refund the annual payment.

Problems…

There is currently a problem with downloads on my site.  If you subscribe, or if you purchase the Latin charts, my site may not deliver.  If this happens to you, simply email me at dwane@visuallatin.com, I will personally send whatever you are looking for.

I apologize for the trouble.  Working to resolve this issue right now.

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How to update, or cancel your subscription.

Warning! If you cancel your subscription, my site will delete your information.  All grades and all progress will be deleted.  

If you decide to return later, you will need to start a new subscription.

When you have logged it to my site you should be able to change your information yourself.

Go to this page: https://dwanethomas.com/updating-your-information/.

You should see a list of your subscriptions with links to View Invoice, Update Payment Method, and Cancel.


Click the Update Payment Method. Here you will find a form where you can update your card information.


If you would like switch to a different method entirely, from PayPal to credit card, or from credit

card to PayPal you would cancel your existing subscription and purchase a new one through the new payment method.

For example, if you are using a credit card and you want to switch to PayPal you would cancel the subscription through the credit card and make a new subscription with PayPal.

This could happen because you just got a PayPal account and you want to disconnect from your credit card or vice versa.

I am maxed out.

I really hate to say this, but, I am not currently taking on any more students under the grading option.  I am maxed out.  I simply do not have time to take on new students.  In the past, I had two options.  $25 a month option grants access to every live class I teach and grants access to every previous class on my site (currently about 700 videos).  This option remains open.  In the past, if you needed me to grade, the price doubled.  However, due to the number of students who opted for grading, I am currently not able to grade the work of any more students.

I am working on a solution.  One of my daughters is interested in grading.  That may soon become an option.  I will be training her during April and May 2017.  However, grading the work of my students is a lot of work, and I do not want to overwhelm her.  So, that may, or may not be an option in the fall.  No promises.

These days, I am creating videos students can use to check their work.   In fact, I may be stepping back from grading so that I can create even more resources for my students.  I want them to be able to check their own work.  By doing so, I believe they will possess a greater ownership of their Latin education.  

Ignore Lucy…

Hi, Everyone!

It looks like someone tried to hack my site this morning.

My site is secured by WP Engine.  You can check them out here:
https://wpengine.com/

WP Engine and I have been working on this issue since early this morning.

I have temporarily closed down all forums.  I have also closed down all registration.  There is currently no way to log in to my site.

Students, I am afraid this means you cannot access the “member’s only” section today.

If you get a message from “Lucy Pat” ignore it and delete it. DO NOT respond to it.  I don’t know anyone named Lucy Pat.  IGNORE IT.  DELETE IT.

There now appears to be someone named Lilly Adams requesting friends on my site. IGNORE IT.  DELETE IT.

For those getting these messages from my site, I sincerely apologize.

While you wait for me to fix my site, please enjoy the following video: