Live Class Information

Live Classes

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If the live class times are inconvenient for you, all you have to do is watch the recorded version at a time that fits your schedule. Just go to the Members menu and choose “Watch Anytime.”  

2022-2023 Schedule

Live classes resume Monday, August 22, 2022  

Labor Day: September 5

Fall Break: October 10 – 14

Thanksgiving Break: November 21 – 25

Christmas Break: December 19 – January 1

Spring Break: March 6 – 10

Summer Break: May 6 – Late August, 2023

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Here are the 2022-2023 live classes:

 German  6:30-6:55 am CST Monday – Friday
Don’t worry.   You do not have to come to the live class.  I know it’s early.  This is more an exercise in self-discipline for me.  Of course, if the time works for you, you are more than welcome to come to the live class.  But, there is no need to.  As always, classes will be recorded and will be available on my site.  You can watch them anytime.  24/7.  In this class, we will be reading through the book Deutsch Nach Der Naturmethode, by Georg Rona.  Unfortunately, the book is out of print.  Even worse, we only have a partial copy.   But, there are 28 chapters, and that is enough to keep us busy for a while.  If you want a free digital copy, simply go here: https://dwanethomas.com/german-resources/

Spanish • 7:00-7:25 am CST  Monday – Friday                                                                                                                                   
Notice:  I am not fluent in Spanish. We will be learning together.  We will be reading through Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish.  After we finish that book, I am not sure what we will do.  I am still looking for something like Lingua Latina for Spanish.  I haven’t found anything yet.  

French • 7:30-7:55 am CST  Monday – Friday
Notice:  I am not fluent in French. We will be learning together.  In the spring of 2022, we stopped at the end of chapter 16.  We will be picking up right where we left off, in chapter 17.  If you are just starting, the classes for chapters 1-16 are on my site.  Simply go to Members, then Watch Anytime, then look for Le Français par la Métode Nature.  Those classes are available 24/7.  To order physical copies of the book, simply click on the volume you need: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.

Latin: Lingua Latina  – Per Se Illustrata (this is the main book) • 8:00-8:25 am CST  Monday – Friday  
Join me as we work our way through Hans Ørberg’s brilliant book, Lingua Latina.  If you want to learn Latin really well, and if you want to enjoy it… then,  read Hans Ørberg’s books.   Simple as that.  In the spring of 2022, we stopped at the end of chapter 13.  We will be picking up right where we left off, in chapter 14.  If you are just starting, the classes for chapters 1-16 are on my site.  Simply go to Members, then Watch Anytime, then look for Lingua Latina. Those classes are available 24/7.  

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There are many, many more classes available to watch anytime you like.   These classes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Here is a list:

Latin  (The Henle Latin series)

First Year Latin by Robert Henle is done.   I spent six years taking students through that book and we are finished.  Members can watch those classes anytime, 24/7 right here: https://dwanethomas.com/previous-classes-4/.   I will no longer be teaching this class live.  These classes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Watch them whenever you like.

Second Year Latin  by Robert Henle is done.  I spent four and a half years taking students through that book and we are finished.  Members can watch those classes anytime, 24/7 right here: https://dwanethomas.com/previous-classes-4/.   I will no longer be teaching this class live. These classes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Watch them whenever you like.                            

Third Year Latin  by Robert Henle is almost done.  My students and I made it through about three-quarters of the book.  One by one, students dropped the class.  I assume they dropped out of sheer boredom.   Eventually, I dropped the class, too.  I most definitely dropped the class out of sheer boredom.    I may finish the book someday, but for now, this class is indefinitely postponed.  I may pick it back up again.  Not sure when.  There is virtually no interest in this class. 

Latin  (The Lingua Latina series)

Latin 1 & 2: Lingua Latina, Per Se Illustrata                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We are still working our way through Lingua Latina.  In the spring of 2022, we stopped at the end of chapter 13.  We will be picking up right where we left off, in chapter 14.  If you are just starting, the classes for chapters 1-16 are on my site.  Simply go to Members, then Watch Anytime, then look for Lingua Latina. Those classes are available 24/7.   To order a copy of Lingua Latina, click here:  https://amzn.to/32RsuBD.  

Lingua Latina, Exercitia Latina  
At the end of each chapter of Lingua Latina, readers will find three homework assignments named Pensum A, B, and C.  For each chapter, Mr. Ørberg created 10 to 15 extra exercises.  These are all found in his book, Exercitia Latina.   Several students and I went through that book.  Those classes are on my site.  Simply go to Members, then Watch Anytime, then look for Exercitia Latina.   Those classes are available 24/7.  To order Exercitia Latina, click here: https://amzn.to/2yiOJ5C

 Latin 3 and 4 • Roma Aeterna, by Hans Ørberg.  A few years ago, I attempted to take students through this book.  Most students dropped out.  This one is a tough one.  When we finish Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata, I intend to start this book again.  This will likely be sometime in 2024.  There is no reason to wait around on me.  You can tackle it yourself anytime you like.  There are also about 10 chapters of this book on my site.  Simply go to Members, then go to Watch Anytime, then look for Lingua Latina: Roma Aeterna.  Order the book here.  

Greek

New Testament Greek                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Greek classes on my site need work.  Just keep that in mind.  It has been a while since I taught Greek.  I hope to get back to it someday, but I am not sure when that will happen.  Meanwhile, you are welcome to use what is available on my site.  Just like Spanish, I continue to look for a Greek book I love.  Until then, I recommend New Testament Greek by J. Gresham Machen.   You can Order the book here.  Or, you can Download the book free. 

 

Modern languages

German 
You can watch this class anytime.  24/7.  In this class, we read through the book Margarita Madrigal’s Magic Key to German.  Unfortunately, the book is out of print.  If you really want a physical copy, be prepared to pay hundreds of dollars!  You can order a physical copy here.  If you want a free digital copy, simply go here: https://dwanethomas.com/german-resources/

Spanish 
Notice:  I am not fluent in Spanish. We will be learning together.  We will be reading through Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish.  After we finish that book, I am not sure what we will do.  I am still looking for something like Lingua Latina for Spanish.  I haven’t found anything yet.  

French 
Notice:  I am not fluent in French. We will be learning together.  In the spring of 2022, we stopped at the end of chapter 16.  We will be picking up right where we left off, in chapter 17.  If you are just starting, the classes for chapters 1-16 are on my site.  Simply go to Members, then Watch Anytime, then look for Le Français par la Métode Nature.  Those classes are available 24/7.  To order physical copies of the book, simply click on the volume you need: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.

Italian 
To get the book free (available as a PDF), click here:  Download the book.
Notice:  I am not fluent in Italian.  We were learning together.  Currently, I am not teaching Italian.  I hope to get back to it, but am not sure when that will happen.  Until then, the classes I taught a few years ago are still available.   My students and I went through 34 chapters (out of 50).  That is definitely enough to get you started.  After that, I am certain you would be just fine on your own.  To order physical copies of the book, simply click on the volume you need:  Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.  

Can’t make it to a live class?  No worries.

I record every class I teach, and I only take them down if I am updating them.  I have quite a few students who use the previous classes only.  In fact, many prefer this as they can move at their own rate.  Students are always welcome to contact me if they have any questions.