Should I join the Henle Latin class?

I received this inquiry:

I previewed your Visual Latin program.  I really like what I see.  We are in Classical Conversations and will be doing Henle starting in the Fall.  What is your recommendation to help us as we go through Henle with Challenge A?  Getting Visual Latin?  Doing an online Henle class?  I am confused on pricing of this.  How much for a whole year of Henle?  Thanks for your answers.

Here is my reply:

Hi!

We designed Visual Latin to work closely with Lingua Latina, by Hans Ørberg.  There is no English explanation in that book.  Visual Latin provides the explanation.  

I did not have Henle Latin in mind while designing Visual Latin.  However, Visual Latin does work with Henle Latin.  This is simply because it is the same language.  For example, if you bump into something you don’t understand in Henle Latin, like participles, simply watch the Visual Latin video in which I explain participles.  It really is that simple.  

Last year, I started teaching live online Henle classes because some students wanted extra help.  In the online Henle class, I personally guide students through Henle First Year Latin, and Henle Second Year Latin.  

I am no big fan of the Henle Series.  All Latin courses are tough.  This is because Latin is tough.  I prefer Lingua Latina, which is tough, perhaps even tougher than the Henle series.  I prefer it because it is a novel, filled with interesting stories and characters.  Henle just is not that interesting.  

For that reason, I take students through the Henle First Year Latin text in one year.  When I have to push through something painful, I like to get it over with.  Put another way, I prefer to rip the band-aid off as quickly as possible.  

Most courses will take several years to get through First Year Latin.  I take students through in one year.  For this, I currently charge $325.  If you own Visual Latin, the price drops by $90 to $235.  I also give students the option to repeat the class as often as they like for $0.  Pay once, and repeat the class as often as you need to.  

At least one other provider will charge $1000 over two years to take you through First Year Latin.   Maybe it’s just me, but, it seems you should finish First Year Latin, in… um… the first year.

All of the live classes are recorded.  If you miss a class, you have access to the recordings anytime.  

I am also developing a YouTube course for Henle students.  This course is free to the public.  You will find it here: https://dwanethomas.com/diagramming-english/

Henle can be a demoralizing Latin book.  I have seen it take many students down.  I am no fan, but I want to help.  

Please let me know if you have any more questions.  

Dwane