I received this question:

Hello! I am a planning on teaching either Challenge 1 or 2 for Classical Conversations which would include teaching Henle 1 or 2. I am finishing up Challenge A but hired a Latin tutor to teach my portion. Now that I missed out on a year of learning some Latin, I’m in a bit of a pickle. How can I learn all of Henle 1 in 3 months? It may not be possible but I thought I’d ask your opinion since you have studied Latin for so long. Do you have any courses I could take over the summer to help me truly prepare to teach Henle by September? Thanks for your input! I appreciate it!

Here is my reply:

Hi!

First Year Latin is 472 pages long. 472 divided by 90 (days of summer) is a bit more than 5 pages a day. You could just jump in now and move a the rate of 5 pages a day. That would not be too overwhelming, I think. Of course, if you start now, you may only have do commit to 4 pages a day. Even better! 🙂

If you are teaching Challenge A, I don’t think you would even need to know the entire book. As I recall, Challenge A goes through about half of the book. Is that correct? Neither I nor my kids are in Classical Conversations.

I am seriously considering an intensive onine class this summer. You are the second person to bring it up.

Let me know if I can be any more help!