I received this inquiry on Facebook:
“Is there a look inside anywhere? Table of contents?”
I am still new to this world. Someone else asked for a Kindle edition. I know nothing about publishing on Kindle. Another mountain to climb. I don’t mind. I like climbing. It makes me happy.
Still, I am not there yet.
Meanwhile, while you wait for me catch up with the digital revolution, here is the table of contents from the book, Via:
INTRODUCTION Learning Latin is not a weekend job. Rome was not built in a day. This book is a map for you. It is my hope that Via will be a guide, and that it will keep you on target. In the introduction, you will find an overview.
Chapter 1: SET A GOAL Latin is a tough language. Do not assume that you can grab a book and go. Before starting, I will point you in the right direction. You are going to need a clear goal to hang on to. I will show you how to set that goal.
Chapter 2: DETERMINE Now that you have goal, you are going to need to hang on tight. You are about to sail into uncharted waters. You will be tempted to pull back, to retreat, to quit. Do not give up. In this short chapter, you learn why you must hold on… and why.
Chapter 3: ACT It is time to move. I am always surprised by how many of my students fail to take this critical step. Some of them fail to act at all. Some of them take action, but in the wrong way. Avoid their mistakes. In this chapter, you will discover the steps you must take.
Chapter 4: THE TOOLS Time to get practical! This chapter provides an overview of all you have available as a modern Latin learner. This chapter is a reminder that you have it better than your parents did. It is good to keep that in mind as you learn Latin.
Chapter 5: LISTEN Most Latin programs overlook this step. That is not good. Listening to Latin may be the most important habit you develop as you learn this language. But, what should you listen to? More importantly, when are you going to find time to listen? Find out in Chapter 5.
Chapter 6: READ You may not be able to find much to listen to as you learn Latin, but, you will find more to read than you can handle. In fact, you may find yourself overwhelmed. What should you read? In what order? Get those questions answered in Chapter 6.
Chapter 7: WRITE When you write in Latin, you re-learn everything you have forgotten. When you write in Latin, you are learning to think in Latin. How do you do it? How do you start? It may be easier than you think!
Chapter 8: SPEAK Almost all Latin programs overlook this step, too! Why would they do that? Perhaps it is because many Latin teachers do not actually speak the language themselves. They can read it fluently, but are often not able to speak it fluently. That is probably caused by the confusion surrounding the “correct” pronunciation of Latin. How do you get beyond this problem? Find out in Chapter 8.
Chapter 9: ASK You will need help as you learn Latin. Whom do you ask? In Chapter 9, you will find out where to go to get the help you need.
Chapter 10: TEACH How did I learn Latin? How am I learning Greek? When I want to learn a new language, I teach it. Find out why this is my biggest secret to success in Chapter 10!
CONCLUSION Did you find this book helpful? Have you got any feedback for me? After a quick review of everything we learned, I will show you all the ways you can get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you!