I have given all of my secrets away in an 112-page e-book, Via: A map for students lost on the road to Latin.
I’ve been studying languages since childhood, and I’ve been teaching Latin and Greek for almost twenty years. In the book, I reveal all the language learning secrets I have discovered along the way.
You will discover:
Why setting clear goals is so important. Page 10
How much time it actually takes to learn another language… in this case, Latin. Page 20
How to create more time for yourself so that you can learn Latin. Chapter 1
How to use those “wasted minutes” during the day. Page 26
How to develop the habits that will make learning Latin automatic. Chapter 2
Why language “immersion” does not always work. Page 43
How to recognize the tools of the internet age. Page 45
What to listen to as you learn Latin. Page 53
What you should read as you learn Latin. Page 55
How to read the news in Latin. Page 61
Why there are “two” Latin pronunciations. Page 72
Where to go for help when you are stuck. Page 95
Why you are not too old to learn Latin. Page 107
Skeptical? Here is what others are saying:
Thanks for the inspiration! Your love of Latin is contagious! I loved your book, Via. In the very first chapter you cited:
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C. S. Lewis
This was for me! I just now did a quick review of your book and it is so wise and practical, that I just decided I will ask my 16 year old son to read it too, before he starts studying Latin AGAIN this year.
“What you do by telling others in a practical and efficient way how to learn Latin well is to tell them in a practical and efficient way how to do anything well. You obviously love language, and you can see in the resources you offer and the points you discuss that you’ve read and studied and thought carefully about the Latin language. Because you’ve created such a good book on learning Latin, you’ve created a good book on learning, period. ”
“There is a lot of gold in this book”
“Today, as I finished reading your book, I realized a big part of what had been missing for me in my Latin study. Your book has assured me that I am doing a few things right – I have some good tools collected, but I need a more specific goal and a better plan. Your book IS a training plan for Latin, just like those marathon training plans I copied from experienced runners. What you have created is an important work! It has implications beyond language study.”
“I’m reading your book, Via, and I’m very impressed. It is a wonderful life-help book and not just for languages. I’ve never been a very disciplined person, so it will take lots of baby steps; however, your book gives me hope for change. I’m going to have my husband read it in addition to my daughter.”
Challenged & inspired by it… For Latin, but definitely regarding other endeavors.
Can’t wait to have my teen boys read it.
Favorite humorous quote (from you) so far in the book: “As the Mayans taught us, if you don’t finish your work, it’s not the end of the world.”
“I like to say that my daughter has done “school” any way that you can do school, from a traditional classroom setting and modules to various online courses and she is very adamant that you are one of, if not her best teacher! She is challenged with the content but gains confidence from your energy and humor. When asked why she thinks you are such a good teacher, she will say that she can tell that you respect your students as individuals and that you really enjoy your subject.”
“G. enjoys it so much and looks forward to class time and to doing her Latin work each day. You have made her learning experience fun, challenging, and profitable.”
I can’t not scream loud enough about this man! My dd had a horrible teacher for Latin and turned her completely off Latin, foreign languages, and anyone except mom teaching her anything – ever!
It took me over a month to talk her into trying him. Within 2 weeks she did a complete turn around – with in a month all I heard was Latin Latin Latin (But without tears this time).