This note made me happy:
Let me start by telling you how happy I am to have found your website!! You have totally revolutionized the way we study Latin in my home. 🙂 This will be my 4thyear being a Challenge director for Classical Conversations, therefore 4 years of trying to diligently learn Latin in order to teach both my students in class and my 4 children at home. Even though I actually enjoy learning Latin, it has been an uphill battle using Henle Latin. But now that I have been watching (and re-watching) your videos I feel like it’s finally starting to truly make sense. You have a remarkable teaching style…and it just clicks!! Thank you!! 🙂
Last year I really wanted my older Challenge level kids to join in on your Henle classes, but unfortunately the finances just weren’t there (even though your prices were SUPER reasonable, especially with your sibling discounts). However, when you opened your site to a family rate, I just couldn’t pass it up. I prayed about it, and God provided (He is so good)!! Well, being the one-income, frugal homeschooling family that we are, we get our money’s worth…with everything!! 😉 Last year we would have ONLY gone through Henle. However…since you’ve opened your website to include ALL of your classes, and since I have discovered so many wonderful gems in terms of learning language with your videos, I am having my kids view many of your other classes as well. (I am not quite sure they are as excited about all the classes you offer as I am, since in their minds that equates to ‘more school.’ 😉 But I do know that they are learning so much more than they could ever have gotten with just doing Henle.) As a family, we have added Lingua Latina and love it!! And even though my kids may grumble sometimes when I call them to watch a video, they giggle their way through them. You throw out so many interesting tidbits. I just love the conversations it opens up for us!
Even though my 10 year old’s main Latin curriculum is Visual Latin, she enjoys watching and reading/listening to Lingua Latina as well. I am absolutely amazed at how quickly she is picking Latin up with your videos. She absolutely loves VL, even now that we have reached lesson 13 and it’s starting to get more intense for her. But that’s o.k., she has plenty of time….and we are just taking it slowly. You truly have a wonderful God-given gift of teaching and relating to kids. Thank you so much for making learning Latin fun!!
I know you are a super busy guy, and I am sorry that this letter is so long, I just really wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all that you do: making a great service extremely affordable (especially to families with multiple children), making learning Latin FUN, and providing great content in all of your classes.