We are looking for curriculum to learn Latin for a high schooler who has not learned any Latin previously. Something that is self-taught is preferable. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
High school Latin(9 posts) (5 voices)
You may want to look at Latin Alive!http://classicalacademicpress.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=14
Rachel and Bookworm have you both used or seen in person the mentioned products?
I plan to teach Latin it as mentioned needs to be the self-taught for my children. That said would either of you like to comment on the Visual Latin mentioned by another thread? OR thoughts on a program called First Form Latin that also has DVD's?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Misty
Again this is going to be for HS credits. At least 2 years will be used. I would like sometihng that uses all ways of learning.. DVD, CD, workbooks/activity books and a GREAT teacher manual. :0)
So: First Form Latin, Visual Latin, Artes Latinae, & Latin Alive.
I know nothing about Latin, they all seem to hold what I want in them as a whole, but don't know if any of them fall short of a good high school level class. your thoughts/comments/suggestions would be great. Of course each site on it's own says great things, comments from those who have bought is great.. but I can't afford to spend a lot of money on a product and then have it flop on me. If you know what I mean?!
I don't know anything about Visual Latin.
I haven't seen or used LA yet, though it's what I plan on using (along with Ecce Roamani for a reason I can't think of right now) when mine finish LfC B or C, which comes before it from Classical Academic Press. I chose LfC because of the DVD help so that mine can watch it and do the material more independently and not depend upon me entirely.
I forgot about First Form Latin; I didn't choose it because it's ecclesiastical Latin and I want classical. However, I hear good things about it and it does count for high school credit so that'd be something for the OP to look at, too as well as yourself. There are those on this board who have used it.
The only one of these I've used is Latin in the Christian Trivium. I know the Bluedorn family really likes Artes Latinae; and I have heard that it is far superior to Rosetta Stone for Latin. I don't think Rosetta Stone does enough grammar to make a living language sensible, we had issues with that when we used it for Spanish; I don't think the approach would work well. Don't see much of a way to "intuit" say, third IO verbs from a natural language method. I think this chart covers a lot of the common curricula, although I don't see Visual Latin on it.
This is on the free SCM guide as a introduction to Latin recommendation, along with Getting Started With Latin:
Has anyone ever looked at it or used it?
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