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Latin Road to English Grammar

We started foreign language study with Latin, because I didn't want to speak anything with a funny accent.  We used "Latin Road to English Grammar." Alex was in 5th grade when we started, and Kevin was in 7th.  I didn't know Latin, but the kids did VERY well with the program.  It's definitely high school level.  The first year it took us 30 minutes per day, with me spending an additional 1-2 hours on the weekend, learning ahead of them.  The second year of Latin it took about 45 minutes a day, and I still learned ahead of them.  The third year of Latin, I completely gave up learning it with them.  It took them an hour a day, but they seemed to enjoy the challenge.

Latin was a great fit for my engineering son.  The mathematical quality of the language really helped him enjoy it, because he learned it the same way he did his math.  When we finished with Latin, Alex wanted to continue in college.  He had been 2 or 3 years without any Latin, but when he took the Latin placement test, he placed into college level 3000 Latin.  Because they didn't offer Latin 3000 that year, he actually started in a Latin 4000 class in college, and he wasn't lost, and he loved it, and he is still taking Latin even today!

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Guest - Elizabeth King (website) on Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:35

That is an incredible plug for a product if I've ever heard it. Latin boggled me, so this is great advice.

Thanks!

That is an incredible plug for a product if I've ever heard it. Latin boggled me, so this is great advice. Thanks!
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