I received this question:
My twins were in classical conversations and have a foundation from their challenge A & B program for the last two years but their local co-op program disbanded this year when they would have taken the entire Latin year of Henle I.
I think we will be trying the Lingua Latin and will follow along with Henle as well- they both seem to enjoy Latin.
My concern is if we take lingua Latin this year but then are able to join back in with the classical conversation Challenge Ii co-op next year, then we wouldn’t have completed Henle I.
My question is – Since they have gone through at least half of the book of Henle I, I would like your opinion on how difficult it would be for them to also follow along with Henle I while they are learning Lingua Latin.
Here is my reply:
I wish everyone would do it this way. Henle Latin provides a lot of structure. Though it’s a dull book, it does teach the grammar of Latin well.
Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg, on the other hand, is a novel. Since it is a novel it provides entertaining content for the students to read. Personally, I think this makes the language easier to learn… even though Lingua Latina is, by far, the more challenging book.
I don’t think it will be detrimental to do it this way. In fact, quite the opposite is true, in my opinion. I think your children will benefit from both books, and both classes.