A adult student in Japan has been watching the Lingua Latina recordings.

He sent this note:

I’m really surprised at the way you teach Latin.  Your magic wand makes the “dead” language so alive and approchable that I always feel as if I were learning present-day French or German.  Your, and the texbook’s, way, for that matter, of repeating indefatigably the basic and most essential parts of grammar is admirable, for I know, from my own life-long experience of learning and teaching English, that there is no shortcut for leaning foreign languages other than repetition and memorization.

But, as everyone knows, repetition and memorization are usually tedious and tiresome, which you make miraculously enjoyable and relaxing.  Your casual way of explanation has a great deal to do with that class atmosphere, no doubt.