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 somewhere?
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 were discouraging for my students. Second, I believe the website that provide 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
At the end of each chapter of the book, there is a section called Pensum C. In my live online Lingua Latina classes, I require my students to submit those questions to me. I then check their work and give them a grade. I currently do not have anything like this for those not enrolled in the course, but I am working on it. If you start reading, and you want access to some of my notes, I would be happy to provide those for you.
If you get into Lingua Latina and find it is overwhelming, I offer all of my previously-viewed classes in an “audit” option here: https://dwanethomas.com/lingua-latina-online-class/ Scroll way down.
As for the “chalkboard” videos… go here: https://dwanethomas.com/chalkboards/
And here: https://dwanethomas.com/memorize-latin/
Let me know if you need more help!