I haven’t blogged in the longest time. There are lots of reasons. I am not going to get into them.
I will say that Henle Latin is one of the big reasons. I teach it because I know it helps so many of my students. But, I am not a big fan. It drains me emotionally. It’s a tedious, exhausting course.
That said, I am deep into vocabulary research. I am discovering some fun stuff. Did you know, for example, that someone skilled in using words, or someone skilled in coming up with new words is someone who possess logodaedaly.
Yep. Logodaedaly is a real English word. Just click on it to learn to pronounce it.
For those in my classes, here is the current line of progress.
First Year Latin by Robert Henle
In the early morning class, are essentially done. There are a few more English to Latin exercises I need to finish up. But, this class is essentially done. I will be removing it from the live options this coming Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Second Year Latin by Robert Robert Henle
In the Tuesday class, we will continue reading from Ceasar’s Gallic Wars. We are still in the section, “All Gaul in Arms”. I wonder if it will ever end. Actually, it will. Next week, I plan to move the readings from once a week (on Tuesdays) to every weekday morning. And, Saturday mornings. For anyone who likes to rise early to hear about ancient Gauls losing their homeland, this is the class for you. It isn’t a new class, though, just so you know. Just continuing what we do on Tuesdays.
If you want help reading through the difficult orations of Cicero, those sections of the book are already up on my site.
Lingua Latina 1 by Hans Ørberg
We continue to work our way through the “Pensum” exercises at the end of each chapter. We start chapter 31 tomorrow, March 5, 2020.
Lingua Latina 2 by Hans Ørberg
We continue to work our way through the “Pensum” exercises at the end of each chapter. We start chapter 12 tomorrow, March 5, 2020.
Exercitia Latina by Hans Ørberg
This class is currently paused. I will pick it back up next week. We will meet Monday – Saturday mornings. We are working our way through all of the exercises in this book. It’s going to take a long time. Months. Maybe years. You are all welcome to join if you like. We meet mornings at 6 AM Central Time Zone. To join, click on the link in the forums: https://dwanethomas.com/forums-lingua-latina/
By the way, if you want to read the Lingua Latina chapters before class on Thursdays, you can. Those classes are already up on my site.
We are now in chapter 11. No test for this chapter, yet. If you need work graded, just post answers to exercise B in the forums. Working on tests a lot these days. I am focusing on tests this semester.
We are currently in chapter 13. No test for this chapter, yet. If you need work graded, just post answers the “Questionario” at the end of every chapter. Post your answers in the forums. Working on tests a lot these days. I am focusing on tests this next semester.
If you miss a class, it doesn’t matter.
I record every class I teach, and I only take them down if I am updating them. Currently, there are around 2,000 videos all arranged by units. In other words, you could go from beginning Latin to advanced Latin easily on my site.
I have quite a few students who use the previous classes only. In fact, many prefer this as they can move at their own rate. Students are always welcome to contact me if they have any questions. There are also forums for each class. In the forums, students can interact with each other and ask questions.
I hope you are having a very happy Friday afternoon!