I received this question:

I’ve subscribed to your classes for my son, who will be in Classical Conversations Challenge 1. I’m not certain which placement is appropriate based on your description. (I assume “Latin 1” is right, but don’t know what “We will be picking up where we left off last year” means.) He did the 1st year Henle text to page 324 last year, but Challenge 1 repeats that, as I’m sure you know. I couldn’t say how much he remembers from Challenge B, but he did work diligently on it.

Here is my reply:

We are actually starting the book over this year.  There was too much protest.  

Actually, it’s a bit complicated.

There are 467 exercises in First Year Latin by Robert Henle.   Even if we did an exercise a day, we wouldn’t get through all of them in a year.  Yet, year after year, my students ask for help with the exercises because so many of them are confusing.   

Sooo… there are actually two First Year Latin classes this year.  

In one class, we meet every morning (except Sundays).  We meet for a half hour each morning and work our way through the exercises.  That class is already in progress and any students are allowed to join if they want to get up early.  We meet at 5:30 central time zone.   

The other First Year Latin class will begin on September 3.  We will meet on Tuesdays for about an hour.  We will work our way through the grammar in the book chapter by chapter.  We will start in chapter one, and I think we will be able to finish the book by the end of April. 

That’s all for First Year Latin by Robert Henle. 

On my site, I only charge per family… not per student, and not per class.   A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site.  

This means you can join the Henle classes and the Lingua Latina classes if you like.  

However, if your son has already progressed through that much of the first Henle book, you could probably just have him read Lingua Latina like a novel, which is what it is.  Just have him start reading.  Simple as that.  He has already learned most of the grammar.  Henle Latin did that for him.  Now, he can just enjoy reading.   

Of course, if he gets stuck, he is welcome to use the classes on my site.   

To order the book, just click the title: Lingua Latina.