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First Year Latin by Robert Henle versus Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.

I received this question:

Here’s a question that you might not have time to address, although I would say you are qualified. Which Latin curriculum do you prefer? Although we have been doing Henle for three years, I find it does not offer enough instruction for either me or my son to fully grasp the material. I saw you offer Lingua Latina and Roma Aeterna (so?)courses, and wonder how those stack up to Henle Latin.

Here is my reply:

I was actually writing an e-book/e-report on this last month but was derailed by Thanksgiving.  Not sure when I will get back to it.

There is nothing like Lingua Latina and Roma Aeterna.  I have never encountered a language series so thorough.  For example, First Year Latin by Robert Henle teaches students 497 words.  Much of them gruesome.  Lingua Latina teaches students almost 2,000 words.

As best I can tell, once you know about 3,000 words, you are approaching fluency in a language.

Lingua Latina comes close.  First Year Latin by Robert Henle falls far short.

It’s simply a numbers game.

Unfortunately, Lingua Latina contains no English instruction.  It is designed to be used worldwide, not just by English speakers.  In fact, my Greek tutor in Athens, who spoke broken English, was able to explain grammatical concepts to me in Latin.  He had learned Latin from Lingua Latina.  Common ground for us both.

The fact that the book contains no English instruction deters many students, I am afraid.  Fortunately, the two books can easily be used together.  Learn Latin grammar from First Year Latin by Robert Henle, any other Latin grammar book, or, Visual Latin and then use Lingua Latina as a reader.  This is a powerful combination.

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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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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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!