Since Classical Conversations adopted Henle Latin as their preferred Latin textbook, we have received requests from students asking for an online Henle Latin Class. Well… here it is!
This fall, I will take students through the first year Henle course!
That’s right. YOU do not have to teach your kids Latin!
I will do it.
Hi, my name is Dwane Thomas. I have been teaching Latin for a long time. In fact, I taught Constantine! OK. Maybe not that long.
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, in one year, we will finish the entire book. Actually, it makes sense if you think about it. After all, the name of the book is First Year Latin. We will read the book in the first year.
Other online programs charge much more for this course and then spread the course out over two years. This means you are paying over twice the amount to plow through Henle 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.
This is going to be a tough class. I only want to work with motivated students who are going to perform, rise to the challenge, and do the work.
Students will likely spend an hour a day learning Latin outside of class.
I tend not to remove old classes I have taught. This means that students may watch the recordings of class in case they missed anything, or if a concept was too difficult.
That’s right! Classes will be recorded. Miss class? No big deal. Students can watch it later. Confused in class? No big deal. Just watch the recording again.
If you are interested, you can sign up for the second year of this series. In the second year, we will 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.
That’s right, students will be able to read from the New Testament… in Latin! How many high school students are able to do that?
By the way, I spend some time “shopping” around for online Latin classes.
I found quite a few. The prices ranged from the $600 on the high side to $400 on the low side.
And remember, many of these courses take longer than two or three years to complete.
These courses are fine, I am sure. They are taught by skilled instructors, I have no doubt. They deliver on their promises.
But, I like to OVER DELIVER. Why? Because the happy emails I get from happy people make me happy!
Here’s one of my favorites:
“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.
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!
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 loose, and an impressive skill to gain.
As always, all subscriptions are FAMILY subscriptions. Everyone in the family is welcome to enroll.
See you in class!
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