In the spirit of the upcoming "Season of Latin," if you will, I have some links and printables to offer you.
This really is a nice book: sentences and selections are arranged according to the chapter of Wheelock's Latin, going along with the pace of the textbook's difficulty and introduction of vocabulary.
This Latin mastery thing--it sure isn't easy. But we each have the necessary ingredients available to us, if we are willing to work and make it happen.
Guess what? There are old books that were specifically written to teach the Latin texts found in the Traditional Divine Office.
This just in! Newly in the Public Domain in the USA as of 2021, Medieval and Late Latin Selections (for the Use of College Students) by Charles Upson Clark and Josiah Bethea Game. My waiting to share this treasure is finally over!
This seems like the perfect time of year to plan something exciting: start-to-finish Latin by the Natural Method, Vol. 1 doing just a paragraph a day. Really. A paragraph is so bite-sized almost every single one of you should be able to squeeze that in. But there are enough days in the year that you... Continue Reading →
If you read last week's post, featuring Fr. William Most's thoughts on teaching Latin, you know there is something going on. It's a war.
"Most Latin teachers will readily admit that Latin is not taught with very great success today. Even after as much as eight years of Latin, students often find it quite an effort to translate fifty lines of Cicero in an hour and even then, they will not always get the sense."
An equation for today: Something you don't really know + something you know well = quicker, pleasanter learning. I'm really hoping you know the New Testament, or at least the Gospels, very very well: if so, your Latin studies will get a boost from today's profiled resource: audio recordings of the Neo-Vulgate New Testament. Almost... Continue Reading →