Latin for Americans

I received this email:

“Thank you so much for taking time to investigate and answer my questions. I don’t know any difference between Classical Roman vocabulary and Ecclesiastical vocabulary.

Do you think a child will get confused if he learns both Visual Latin and Latin for Americans? Or would Visual Latin actually help better master the grammar and vocabulary in Latin for Americans?

Do you think it is good to learn both at the same time, or learn one after the other? Would there be a way to incorporate Visual Latin in his Latin study? Thank you.”

Here is my reply:

I am sorry I confused you with Latin teacher terms.  There is little difference between Classical and Ecclesiatical Latin.  Classical Latin emphasizes some vocabulary, Ecclesiastical emphasizes other vocabulary.  However, the differences are minor.  

I do not think a child will get confused studying Visual Latin as well as Latin for Americans.  In fact, Visual Latin is designed to help students who are plowing through textbooks.  I don’t think it would hurt to go through both at the same time.

Use the tables of contents to incorporate Visual Latin into Latin for Americans.  For example, when the student gets to present participles in Latin for Americans, simply watch the video in Visual Latin that explains present participles.  It really should be as simple as that.  

Please let me know if you need any more help at all.