I received this question:
While we have used Henle, I do not feel the need to stick with it just because that is where we started. Would there be a benefit to taking the Lingua Latina class instead of Henle 2? And if so, is it available for grading..since you explain so well :).
Here is my reply:
First of all, yes. I offer grading for all of my classes.
As for your dilemma, you could always choose both if you want. I have changed my site to a subscription site. Subscribers have access to everything I teach. Both live and recorded classes.
Unfortunately, the jump from Henle 1 to Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg is still a big jump. The problem is simple. Henle Latin teaches students about 400 words. Lingua Latina teaches students almost 2,000. It is easy to see the problem.
This is why I teach Henle Latin 1 in one year (as the title suggests), and I take two years to teach Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.
Here is what I recommend. Order a copy of Lingua Latina and read the first 19 chapters over the summer. Henle 1 gives students all the grammar they need to read the book. It just does not help with vocabulary. Try to reach chapter 19. Then, jump into part 2 in the fall.
The good news is that Lingua Latina is a novel. It’s a story. Unlike Henle Latin, it’s actually interesting. This may take some of the pain out of reading a Latin book over the summer.