I received the following series of questions:
Can you give me a little more info about this?
- How many video lessons per week is it designed for to get through in 1 year?
- I per day 5 days a week?
- Or 1 lesson per 5 days of work?
- Is it sent to our email address?
Here is my reply:
Happy to answer any questions you have. But, I do need to know… Are you asking about Visual Latin, or are you referring to the live Henle classes that I teach on my site: www.dwanethomas.com?
The live classes on my site are really designed for those who have completed Visual Latin. However, many students who are in classical conversations, and are already in the Henle course opt to join the live classes on my site.
The classes on my site are a bit aggressive. Since the name of the course is First Year Latin by Robert Henle, I teach the entire course in one year. We cover, roughly, a chapter a week. This pace is a bit much for many students. But, that’s okay. After all, I rarely remove old classes. I leave them up on my site so that students can move through at their own pace if they like. This means that some of my students are moving through at the pace of one video a week, While some are moving through the course at the pace of one video a day.
Since members of my site have access to every video available (currently about 600 videos) many of my students choose to use my site as a self-directed Latin learning site.
I only charge per family. A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to every recorded class on my site.
As for homework, it’s quite simple. Students send work to me as a regular old email. If you choose the grading option, be sure to not send homework to me as an attachment. This actually speeds the process up for both of us. I will be able to grade your work more rapidly if you just send it to me as a regular old e-mail.
I hope that I have answered all of your questions. Feel free to send anymore you think of.
Do you have a book the school is recommending? If so, I would start there. If you need a powerful, quick introduction to Latin, I would recommend Wheelock’s Latin. If you are looking for something to read in Latin, start with Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg. If it is too difficult for you, you are welcome to join any of my Lingua Latina online classes.
Happy to answer any further questions you may have!