I received this question (a variation on one of the most common questions on my site):

I am considering using your program for my family next year and would like guidance on which class to use. My son is a rising 7th grader and this year took Latin from an excellent local teacher. He completed Henle 1 Lessons 1-14, earned a B+, and earned Merit for outstanding work on the first year National Latin Exam (scored 36/40). Which class should he take? I’m thinking Henle 1 until you teach Lingua Latina.

My next daughter is a rising 5th grader and has completed Prima Latina and Latina Christiana, so I am considering putting her in your Visual Latin class from Compass Classroom.

Here is my reply:

Fortunately, on my site, you do not have to choose.  I only charge per family… not per student, and not per class.   A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site.  

For students who have gone through part of Henle Latin, here is what I recommend. Finish Henle Latin. At least First Year Latin.  But, while completing Henle Latin 1, just order a copy of Lingua Latina and read.  Treat Lingua Latina as a novel (which it is).  Don’t worry about the grammar in the book.  You will learn the grammar in Henle Latin.  Take a very relaxed approach to Lingua Latina.  Literally, just read.  The story is interesting enough to keep students motivated.  And, if you get stuck, I have taught the entire series already.  It’s all on my site.  You can watch those classes anytime. 

If you can skip Henle Latin (you may want to with your daughter), then I recommend starting with Visual Latin and then adding Lingua Latina after you have made it to lesson 17, or so, in Visual Latin.

Let me know if you need more help!

– Dwane