Tag Archives: First Year Latin by Robert Henle

Exit interview

A subscriber canceled this week.  She left this note:

“Thanks so much, and thanks for all your help in Latin, couldn’t have done it without you!”

– Krystal

That’s the kind of exit interview that makes me happy.

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Nope.

I received this question:

To subscribe to Henle Latin 2, must I pay $25 for three years? That’s how I interpret the section on subscriptions.

Here is my reply:

Hi!

Nope.  Join anytime.  Cancel anytime.  Most of my students stay with me for three or four years.  After the third year (if you stick around), your payments simply end… but, your subscription doesn’t.

By the way, I only charge per family.  A subscription grants access to every live class I teach (currently 10). It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site (currently around 700 classes).

This will help explain my thinking: https://dwanethomas.com/before-you-cancel/ 

Have a happy Tuesday!

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Want to join a class?  Click the blue button below: 

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Every Saturday, I send out a tip of the week.  I also include announcements, upcoming classes, and so on.  If you would like to hear from me every weekend, sign up for my weekly updates here:

These questions… again.

I received these questions:

How many weeks is your class? (Does it somewhat correspond to the CC 30-week plan)? Do you assign homework and do you collect it/grade it? Will the homework correspond at all to the CC 30 week Latin I (Challenge I) curriculum?

And just to be sure, he will be able to watch the lecture after it has broadcast live? (which is around 0700 PST on Wed I think).

And one final question, besides the lectures, what other materials will he have access to with the subscription?

 

Here is my reply:

Continue reading These questions… again.

Follow the title.

I received this question:

Perfect – Ok so from reading your Q&A it sounds like keep my Henle kid in Henle 2 – and once she completes that she will have 3 years of Latin?

Here is my reply:

Slowly catching up.  Yes.  As best I can tell, it seems most schools treat Henle 1 as Intro to Latin, Latin 1, and Latin 2. 

Henle 2 is treated as Latin 3. 

It’s confusing. 

I prefer to go with the names of the book.

Latin 1 = First Year Latin by Robert Henle

Latin 2 = Second Year Latin by Robert Henle

Latin 3 = Third Year Latin by Robert Henle

Have a happy Friday!

Lingua Latina. Where to begin?

I received this question:

Our school is in its second year with a new high school (very soft, very quiet open). Four students, three ninth-graders, and one 11th grader. I am needing help in how to divide the Lingua Latina into courses. Latin 1, Latin 2, etc. Surely somewhere there is a transitional chart that translates where a student has had Henle 1 where I should begin them in this program. Any help you can offer is GREATLY appreciated!

Here is my reply:

As much as I hate to say it, if you are reading Lingua Latina, you must start at the beginning.  

First Year Latin by Robert Henle teaches 497 words.  Lingua Latina teaches student almost 2,000.  It is a numbers game. Students who leave Henle Latin and start reading Lingua Latina find that they are under prepared.  It isn’t their fault. They are simply showing up in a combat zone with too little ammunition.  First Year Latin by Robert Henle simply does not provide students with enough vocabulary.

Since Lingua Latina is a novel, it doesn’t really matter.  Students find that they enjoy the stories. They would not want to start in the middle of the book anyway.

After First Year Latin by Robert Henle?

I received this question:

My son took your Latin Henle Year 1 last year.  We are trying to figure out which class would be the best next step for him to take.  What would you suggest?

Here is my reply:

Since he has finished First Year Latin by Robert Henle, it really makes sense to move on to Second Year Latin by Robert Henle.  Unfortunately, it’s not a very inspiring book.  It does, however, introduce students to Caesar’s Gallic Wars.  I find that book interesting.  I’m not sure everyone else does.

For all of my students who finish First Year Latin by Robert Henle, I always recommend they read Lingua Latina.  Of course, they’re more than welcome to attend the classes I teach on that book, but after finishing First Year Latin, I feel they are ready to read Lingua Latina on their own.  From Lingua Latina, they can go in almost any direction they like.  It really opens the doors.