One of the most common questions I get is, “Which books do I order?” For Latin, Greek, et cetera. I spend a lot of time responding to emails with answers to these questions.
About a week ago, it hit me. I should just develop the resource pages on my own site. Duh.
So, that’s part of what I’ve been working on this week.
Now, when I get this question, I will simply send people to these pages and they will find exactly what I recommend.
Just keep in mind, some of these pages are still in development.
To find these pages, just go to my site, www.dwanethomas.com.
Find the resources tab, and find the language (or topic) you are looking for in the dropdown menu.
For example, if you are looking for the books I recommend for learning Latin, click on the Latin tab: https://dwanethomas.com/resources-latin/
Same for Greek. Same for Spanish. And, so on.
Down at the bottom, underneath the languages, you will see three more tabs, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
I have used these three categories to organize my goals for years.
They are based on Benjamin Franklin’s maxim: “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Anyway, in these tabs, I will be including books and links that are helping me achieve these goals. I included these tabs mostly for myself. But, I figured, some of you may find them useful as well.
What I’m reading these days.
Last week, I read an Easy Spanish Reader by William T. Tardy which I really enjoyed.
This week, I have been reading The Story of Spanish by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow. I find this book fascinating. I will post a review when I finish it. Hopefully this week.
Live Q&A/Orientation classes. For those of you new to my site, or new to online learning, or for those who just have questions about Latin (or, other languages) I am now offering free, weekly Q&A classes. Times are subject to change, but for the moment, they are on Wednesdays. To join, just click this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2582112207172305936
As for the live classes on my site, here is the updated schedule of classes: https://dwanethomas.com/class-schedule/.
You are welcome to join any of them or all of them. There are also many other classes available on my site that you can watch anytime. No reason to wait around for a live class!
And, yes. The live classes meet early in the mornings. But remember, as a member you can watch classes on my site 24/7. You do not have to show up for the live classes.
the same thing I say every week… Subscribers sometimes use my weekly emails as reminders to unsubscribe from my site.
Just keep in mind… I offer something no one else in academia (as far as I know) offers. Stick with me for 3 uninterrupted years and you will have a lifetime subscription.
I now know this is a dumb business decision on my part, but I have heard from many of you that it is a huge help, so, for now, the offer stands.
Of course, if you are just starting out in Latin, you may be happier with Visual Latin.
Visual Latin is a full-blown Latin course. It is rigorous, just not as rigorous as the classes on my site. The classes on my site are more “next level” classes, really.
By the way, if you are into etymology (the history of words), and if you would like to see me make a fool of myself, you might enjoy Word Up.
Five years ago, or so, we launched this series just to see if it would work. It did. And, after years of listening to many of you beg for more, I finally gave in and agreed to make a fool of myself once more. So now, Volumes 2 and 3 of Word Up are available.
And… if you aren’t a member of my site and would like to join, click here: https://dwanethomas.com/join/.