I received this series of questions:

I am a bit confused about the comment on page 6 under the Heading #4 in the Visual Latin teacher’s guide, “Tests are designed to be used only with VL after completing all three sections. If you are using Lingua Latina, use their tests, not VL Quizzes.”

I have a high school student, so I have purchased the Lingua Latina reader. Is there something else I need to purchase like a test book and/or answer key?

Also, can you tell me where to find the Visual Latin Chalkboards as mentioned on page 5? I was able to locate the Blog on your website. I thought there may be a place for FAQs someplace.

Thank you. My student is enjoying this Latin course and is excited to start the reader next week.

Here is my reply:

I need to update that section. 

Once upon a time, I used to recommend some online quizzes and tests for Lingua Latina.  I no longer do.  First of all, the tests were absolutely unforgiving and discouraging for my students.  Second, I believe the website that provides the Lingua Latina tests and quizzes is now defunct.  Use the tests and quizzes in Visual Latin.

As far as I know, there is no test book for Lingua Latina.  There is also no answer key.  Naturally, this creates quite a challenge.  I do not recommend you purchase anything but the book itself: http://www.amazon.com/Lingua-Latina-Illustrata-Pars-Familia/dp/1585104205

If you get into Lingua Latina and find it overwhelming, I offer all of my previously-viewed classes in an “audit” option here: https://dwanethomas.com/lingua-latina-online-class/.

As for the “chalkboard” videos… go here: https://dwanethomas.com/chalkboards/

And here: https://dwanethomas.com/diagramming-english/

And here: https://dwanethomas.com/memorize-latin/

Let me know if you need more help!


If you are learning Latin, I have written a book with all of my best tips and strategies.  It’s available as a free download here: https://dwanethomas.com/via/

If you are interested in learning Latin, you can go through the classes on my site 24/7.  I recommend the book Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  If you tackle the book and find yourself bogged down, you may find the classes on my site helpful.  To join, just click here: https://dwanethomas.com/join/

If you want a more professionally filmed experience, check out the best-selling DVD series: Visual Latin.

Or, if you want to skip Latin, and just jump right into learning English words from Latin and Greek roots, you may enjoy the series Word up!  Warning.   Word up! is a bit wacky.  You will learn a lot… but, you may find yourself rolling your eyes, too.

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