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Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language

Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language
Teaching Latin. It is a language that is intimidating to some, but can be helpful in helping to learn other languages. Before you blow it off as ...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 20:59
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Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes

Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes
How important is a foreign language? I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who naturally picks up foreign languages. I did learn some Latin along with my kids, but I had to study hard to stay ahead of them, and eventually I realized that they were passing me up no matter how hard I tried! I don’t feel too bad, though, because there are many adults who don’t know a foreign language. What...
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Guest — Erin
We believe foreign languages are extremely important in our homeschool. Continuing your education is also important at all ages. W... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 14:55
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's a terrific idea, Erin! I re-started Spanish myself again this year. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:14
Guest — Leslie
We have had good success with Living Languages. It is available in several languages. Several were available in our library system... Read More
Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:27
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Trying Latin Again

Trying Latin Again
To increase your success in teaching ANY subject, using a curriculum intended for homeschoolers can help.  Curriculum written for a school situation will assume that the teacher knows the subject already.  But when you use a curriculum meant for homeschoolers, it usually assumes that both student and teacher don't know the subject when they start.   In this letter a mother was asking me about Latin, but the concept holds true for other subjects as well; use...
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Guest — Lois Tebo
My son is using the dvds from Visual Latin, along with the reader from Lingua Latina. So far he is enjoying the work. It is work... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:31
Guest — Nancy
My kids have been using Cambridge Latin for 3 or 4 years now. Although it is not a homeschool course, the online site with games (... Read More
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 14:57
Guest — Cara
A couple years ago, my husband (who retired from military service in '04 and has since been active in our homeschool efforts) deci... Read More
Friday, 16 October 2009 20:29
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Latin Blog?

Latin Blog?
OK, for all you Latin nerds and nerdettes out there....Here is my son's Latin professor's blog: SputaTilica, aka Blogula mea ("my blog").  My son thinks this is extremely cool.  It's all Greek to me (so to speak.)Bonus points for the first person who can give me a translation of SputaTilica (I think it has something to do with spit....)
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Guest — J W
No, I don't know Latin. I know Googlish.
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 10:52
Guest — J W
Worthy to be spit upon. http://books.google.com/books?id=zUAMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA480&lpg=PA480&dq=SputaTilica&source=bl... Read More
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 10:49
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Latin Road to English Grammar

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,...
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Guest — Elizabeth King
That is an incredible plug for a product if I've ever heard it. Latin boggled me, so this is great advice. Thanks!... Read More
Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:35
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Homeschool Foreign Language Program

Homeschool Foreign Language Program
Cindy asked, "Is there a particular Latin American Spanish curriculum that you recommend above others?  My children are 16,14,13 and 8.  We've been homeschooling for 10 years and I used to have a hard time learning a foreign language in school myself."Dear Cindy,Thank you for your question about Foreign Languages and Latin American Spanish!  The most common homeschool curriculum choices are Rosetta Stone, Power-Glide, and Aurolog.  You have a great opportunity with 4 students to have...
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Guest — Lee
My husband teaches French and Russian through Currclick.com. I have free Spanish on my homeschool site, Easy Peasy All-in-One Home... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:10
Guest — Julieanne
MangoLanguages.com is another great option that we're going to use for our family this next school year.
Monday, 24 June 2013 11:21
Guest — Kris
We are using Pimsleur. It is the one used by the federal government when they quickly need to train an employee to work in a Fren... Read More
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:32
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Homeschooling Curriculum - Let's Talk Latin!

Homeschooling Curriculum - Let's Talk Latin!
How is Latin even possible? I printed samples from Latina Christiana, and I'm feeling overwhelmed. Declensions? Conjugations? Possum? Sum? Help! Be brave, little Piglet! (Quote from Winnie the Pooh, from all who are wondering - my brain also stuffed with fluff!) I remember having those EXACT same fears when we started Latin! I would look at the book and, well, it was all Greek to me!As you take it one step at a time, it begins...
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Guest — Lisa Smith
This year my kids and I used Latin for Children Primer A from Classical Academic Press. My kids are in 4th, 7th and 8/9th grade. ... Read More
Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:07
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