I received this question:
If students complete your Visual Latin I, will they be ready for Henle 2? I have half the class doing VL instead of Henle this year, and they are planning on doing Henle 2 next year. I’m having them keep up with the Henle vocab though.
Here is my reply:
Honestly, I doubt it. I take hundreds of kids through Henle Latin 1, and it doesn’t prepare them for Henle Latin 2. Caesar’s writings (Henle 2 ) are just difficult. And boring.
In my opinion, students should read the Gospels in Latin first. They are easier to read and easier to understand. Plus, they make a perfect bridge into classical Latin. But, since our culture hates the Bible, no one seems to be able to make this connection.
I realize this isn’t much of an answer for you. I am still, desperately, yearly, working on a solution.