I received this question:
Hello, I would like help “placing” my daughter in your classes. 15 YO, CC Ch II. We have struggled through Henle 1 in Ch A-I. She loved the learning in Ch A but interest has dropped since. I was very involved in Ch A (I was a first year director, so was learning right along with the students), stepped back quite a bit in B and I and decided that I needed to reengage this year or totally lose Latin.
So I found your site through other CC moms, intending to sign up for Henle 2. WHAT IF we didn’t take Henle 2? What would we take instead? Her vocab is probably not up to par, but if her interest were re-energized, that would correct quickly. Where do we start with your classes? How far back do we have to reach to again go forward?
Thank you for your time in responding. I really did read all of the FAQs. Blessings
Here is my reply:
Well, first of all, thanks for checking the FAQ page. :-). Unfortunately, as you discovered, there are just too many variables and it is tough for me to come up with comprehensive answers to head off each particular question. But, I appreciate your attempt.
You could go a couple of directions.
Since I record every class I teach, and I only take them down if I am updating them, you could simply jump back into First Year Latin by Robert Henle where you left off. 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.
Or, since I teach the entire book in the first year (as the name suggests) you could just enroll your daughter in the live classes and use the first part of the class as review.
Or, you could change course completely. You could enroll your daughter in the Lingua Latina classes. Unfortunately, in this class, you really do have to start over. But, only because the book is a novel, and it does not make sense if you don’t start in the beginning. If you go this route, don’t be disappointed. The book is challenging. For example, First Year Latin by Robert Henle teaches students 497 words. Lingua Latina teaches students almost 2,000. It’s tough. But, it is worth it. I have read the emails and notes of many, many students thanking me for taking them through Lingua Latina. In their words, almost all of them tell me that Lingua Latina rekindled their interest in Latin.
Finally, on my site, you do not have to choose. I only charge per family… not per student, and not per class. A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site.
Let me know if you need more help!