Book Review #5: First Year Latin by Robert Henle

Some time soon, my students and I will finish reading First Year Latin by Robert Henle. I read this book every year. First things first.  Praise where praise is due. First Year Latin by Robert Henle will take you to a New Testament reading level.  Sort of.  More on...

Help with Henle Latin.

I have finally started working my way through some of the English to Latin exercises in First Year Latin by Robert Henle.  This is the beginning of a long project.  I hope that it will be helpful to those struggling through this notoriously difficult...

Not all English words come from Latin…

Many of my students often have the misconception that all languages, including English, come from Latin. Nope.  Not true.  A lot of languages come from Latin, but English is not one of them.  English is a Germanic language. We have borrowed a ton of vocabulary from...

Finally back at it…

Over the weekend, I ended up sick.  I’ve been sleeping in and as a result, my productivity has plummeted.  If there is one silver bullet to my productivity is it summed up in the Spanish proverb: “A quien madrugada, Dios lo ayuda.” God helps those...

I fight authority. Authority always wins.

Every few days, I receive an email from someone who needs me to grade their work. Every now and then, I receive an email from someone who really wants to learn Latin, Greek, or Italian. It’s a bit frustrating.  Grades overshadow everything.  90% of my students only...