Live Online Henle Latin Classes

Since Classical Conversations adopted Henle Latin as their preferred Latin textbook, I have received requests from students asking for an online Henle Latin Class.  

I no longer teach Henle Latin classes live.

For more than a decade, I took students through the Henle Latin courses.  Those classes are still available on my site.  They are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

That’s right.  YOU do not have to teach your kids Henle Latin! 

I will do it. 

If you do not know me, my name is Dwane Thomas.  I have been teaching Latin for a long time.  I am the author of the best-selling Latin series Visual Latin.  Many families have used Visual Latin to help them get through Henle Latin. 

Henle Latin is a proven Latin course.  No one doubts that. 

And, yet, at first glance, it’s terrifying.  I have heard from some mothers that it is also terrifying at the second, third, fourth, and fifth glances. 

No fear.  I will guide your children through the Henle Latin series.  And, I will do it with patience.  And some really lame jokes.  Your kids will pretend to hate the jokes, but deep down, they will like them.  Maybe.

This course will cover the entire book.  That’s right.  Using the classes on my site students can finish the entire book in one year.  Actually, it makes sense if you think about it.  After all, the name of the book is First Year Latin.  

I have watched schools spread Latin out over a six or seven-year span.  And, yet, students complain that they hate Latin, can’t speak Latin, and can barely read Latin!  After six years? 

Please.  Latin is a language, guys.  It just does not take that long to learn the basics of a language.  After six or seven years of study, a student should be fluent in the language!  They should not be slowly, and haltingly translating.

I will not drag students along for six years.  Financially, it would be great for me if I could convince you to send checks every year for six years, but, I just can’t do it.

Students may watch the class anytime they like, or if a concept was too difficult, they can simply watch the class again.  

Confused by a concept?  No big deal.  Just watch the class again.

You will also have access to the second year of this series.  In the second year, we roll seamlessly into Henle Latin 2.  This advanced reading class, Caesar and Christ, will focus, as its name implies, on Caesar’s Gallic Wars and readings from the New Testament.  

As for Third Year Latin and Fourth Year Latin?  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.

I suppose I could tell you that you will enjoy Visual Latin or the live online language classes… but, why not let others do it for me?

“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).”

– Samantha. F.

Here is another one I received recently:

“My daughter absolutely loves your class!  


She said for the first time in a long time, she actually understands Latin instead of just memorizing it.  She really appreciated how well you explained everything and took the time to answer questions.  She was so excited to get her paper graded so quickly.  She also commented on how friendly, funny, and respectful you are.  


I can’t tell you how encouraging and reassuring it is to have found your class.  She’s gone from feeling defeated to hopeful.  Thank you so much for allowing her to join your class.  She is really looking forward to next week.”

– Christy. H. 

And there are many, many more:

Here’s the thing… I want you to enjoy Latin. 

That’s why I am offering this class at the low price of $25 a month!  And, if you stick around my site for three years, the payments will automatically stop.  But, your subscription will not end.  You will have a lifetime subscription to the classes on my site.  

Once upon a time in America, Latin was included in a child’s education.  That’s no longer the case, I know, but I would like to, at least, make Latin affordable again. 

Sign up.  You have nothing to lose, and an impressive skill to gain.

As always, all subscriptions are FAMILY subscriptions.  Everyone in the family is welcome to enroll.

Want to join a class?  Just click here:


If you are learning Latin, I have written a book with all of my best tips and strategies.  It’s available as a free download here:

If you are interested in learning Latin, you can go through the classes on my site 24/7.  I recommend the book Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  If you tackle the book and find yourself bogged down, you may find the classes on my site helpful.  To join, just click here:

If you want a more professionally filmed experience, check out the best-selling DVD series: Visual Latin.

Or, if you want to skip Latin, and just jump right into learning English words from Latin and Greek roots, you may enjoy the series Word up!  Warning.   Word up! is a bit wacky.  You will learn a lot… but, you may find yourself rolling your eyes, too.