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Can I join the Greek class late?

I received this question:

I am a homeschool Mom looking to teach my children Greek. I found your website and see you have an amazing Latin program and we have completed Year 1 of Latina Christiana through Memoria Press. We have enjoyed it, but with Bible study we are finding Greek would be essential. My question is, do you have a Greek class currently? I was trying to navigate around the site and didn’t see anything specific. When I click on Greek on the tabs, it brings me to a search page. So I am sure I am doing something wrong.
If I join a monthly membership, will I have access to any Greek Lessons you have?

Here is my reply:

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Sure! You could do that.

I record every class I teach, and I only take them down if I am updating them.  I have quite a few students who use the previous classes only.  In fact, many prefer this as they can move at their own rate.  Students are always welcome to contact me if they have any questions.  

I only charge per family.  A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site.  Currently, there are 16 classes on my site, 8 of them live.  In total, there are over 700 hours of instruction.   

As for Greek, that is my current passion.  I have been to Greece twice to study and am returning again in May.  I am doing everything I can to master this language.  I am currently teaching Greek, but I mention my studies and above simply to inform you that I am still in the process of learning the language myself.  I am no expert in Greek, though I am heading in that direction.

I’m currently taking students through New Testament Greek for Beginners by J. Gresham Machen.  It is not an easy text.  But, it is concise and seems to get the job done.  Your kids are welcome to join in, but know that this is a seminary level textbook, and quite possibly a seminary level Greek class.   

That said, my goal is simple.  I want people to be able to read the New Testament and Greek by the time they finish this class. If that is what you want for your kids, then by all means, join us.  You can do so by clicking the blue button below: 

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Dwane

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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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:

Annual subscription?

I received this question:

I’ve had some conflicting answers from friends that do your Latin on-line. The price for the year is $250, correct?

Here is my reply:

It used to be.  I charged $250 a year, per family, for every class I teach.  When it comes to affordability, there is nothing like it among online Latin classes.  No one else provides the service I provide at such affordable rates.  

The problem is, my site, ThinkOutsideTheBorder.com renews membership automatically.  This is designed to make the process easy for students and their families.  You do not have to go through the registration process every year.  

I was trying to make things easier on everyone.  

Instead, people started taking advantage of me.  They would sign up for one year, take the discount, and ask for a refund when the second automatic payment went through.   Unfortunately, the refund process on my end is time-consuming and difficult.  Often, the refund request would come with an abrupt, or rude email.  It is demoralizing.  I have grown weary of it.  I canceled the annual option.  I have left only the monthly option open.  I am sorry.  

You joined under the annual subscription just before I canceled that option.  You are good to go.  I have not yet canceled your subscription yet because I was waiting for your final decision.  Just let me know.  If you are ready to cancel, you can do it here: https://dwanethomas.com/updating-your-information/.  If you cancel, I will refund the annual payment.

Annual subscription option?

I have removed the annual subscription option.  

My site, ThinkOutsideTheBorder.com once renewed membership automatically.  This was designed to make the process easy for students and their families.  They do not have to go through the registration process every year.   

However, the refund process is actually very difficult and time-consuming for me.   When my site would annually renew, some people would inevitably ask for a refund.  

Even a small amount of people asking for a refund slows me down immensely.  The refund process is tedious.  

For this reason, I removed the annual subscription option and have only left the monthly subscription option.  This gives people the chance to try the program out for a few months and then quit if they are not happy.

Latin in three years?

I received this question:

I have a question regarding Henle 1.  My 13-year-old is taking Latin 1 through a Homeschool Community this year.   They are covering Units 1-5 this year and will be covering Units 6-14 next year.  However, I am anticipating a change in our homeschooling and he may not be continuing on in this community.  I have found your website and I am thinking I would like to sign him up for a class to continue his Latin with you in the fall, but am not sure how I will be able to do that since you cover all of Henle 1 in one year.  Have you run into this problem before?  And if so, do you have any suggestions for a solution?  Thanks in advance for your help.

Here is my reply:

Continue reading Latin in three years?

Some warnings.

You can join EVERY CLASS I teach with ONE simple subscription option.  That’s correct.  Subscribe once and you will have access to each and every class I teach.

Not only that, all subscriptions are FAMILY subscriptions.  Everyone in the family is welcome to enroll.

I will do the math for you.  If you subscribe for $25 a month, you are going to join all of my classes for $300 a year.  Double that if you want me to grade your work, which I will be doing personally.  I do not hire anyone to help me.  I sometimes spend as many as 6, or 7 hours a day grading.

Shop around.  Most online Latin courses cost $600 or more per student.   Got three kids?  Great.  You will be paying $1,800 this year for Latin.  $1,800 for a language you will likely never speak.  C’mon.  I know you have better things to do with your money.

I charge per family.  Got three kids?  You will be paying $300 this year for Latin.  Got seven kids?  $300.  Got 12 kids?  $300.  Got 19 kids and counting?  Hey, what are the Duggars doing on my site?  Don’t you have better things to do?

Most online Latin courses are on a six, or seven-year plan.  Please. Don’t spend seven years studying a language you will likely never speak.

I have an ambitious goal.  I want you to be able to read the New Testament in Latin in two years.  It can be done.  I have personally taught hundreds of students to read the New Testament within two years.

Warning, my classes are not easy.

For this reason, I strongly recommend that you finish Visual Latin before beginning one of my online classes.  Or, I recommend you learn Italian, Spanish, or French first.  Latin is a very difficult language to master.  Read that again.  I am not kidding.  Latin is a very difficult language to master.  
Visual Latin, Italian, Spanish, or French will pave the way.
One last warning.  I recommend that you do not join any of my online classes unless you are at least 13 years old.  I am afraid you are setting yourself up for frustration if you do not heed this warning.
 

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People just can’t believe it, I guess.

I get this question, or questions like this, every week:

I have two kids entering Challenge 1 this year in CC, and I am interested in your Henle 1 class. Would I need to pay 250.00 per child? Also, if I were to sign them up for the class where their work is graded, would it be 500.00 per child? Thanks for your time,

Here is my reply:

Good morning, Sarah!

In response to your question, no.  One price per family.  I have switched my site so that there is a family price, instead of an individual price for each student. I am tired of getting ripped off all the time for having a large family.   I decided to treat others the way I would like to be treated.  

I guess people just can’t believe that I’m serious.   This explains why the question keeps popping up.

I like helping people.  Unlike some other online programs, I don’t have a desire to squeeze families for every last dollar I can get from them.

I see myself as a helpful advisor, not a money extraction machine. I am likely leaving money on the table.  Maybe a lot of money.  That’s okay.  I can sleep well at night this way.