Why Study Latin?
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Bring Latin into Your Child's Life!
Homeschool parents understand the edge that learning Latin will give to their children. But in the whirlwind of studying math, language arts, history and science, to say nothing of fixing nutritious meals and cleaning homes, Latin studies is one of the first things to go. Now it doesn’t have to be. Introducing Visual Latin, the exciting combination of short vibrant videos and appealing exercises designed to teach your children Latin.
Hear It, See It, Speak It, Write It, and Think It!
Just load the Visual Latin DVD in the player, hit play and your child starts learning; nothing could be easier. Every Visual Latin lesson contains three parts: grammar, sentences, and reading, with the reading segment covering reading, comprehension, and translation.
Videos Take Less Than Ten Minutes!
In each of the three parts, you begin with a video that takes less than ten minutes to watch. Afterwards, your child completes the corresponding PDF worksheet to reinforce what he just learned. So Visual Latin is not only visual, it is multi-sensory. You hear it, see it, speak it, write it, and ultimately think it.
Because each lesson has a reading translation component, your child will be translating complete sentences, much of it Christian in nature, from the very first lesson! No prior knowledge of Latin by either the student or the parent is required to use the self-paced Visual Latin curriculum. With the relaxed, humorous, short, and easy-to-digest lessons, children nine and older should be able to complete most of the work independently.
Fun and Engaging!
Visual Latin is the joint idea of two dads whose wives homeschool their kids. According to his bio, instructor Dwane Thomas was raised by a pack of wild Latin teachers near the Rubicon, and has been teaching and telling jokes in Latin for fifteen years. His passion is what makes Visual Latin not only informative but also funny and engaging. If you have given up the dream of teaching Latin because it seemed too difficult, too costly, or too time-consuming, Visual Latin will let your dream become a reality.
Use for Multiple Students Within Your Home
For ages nine and older, Visual Latin is non-consumable and can be used to teach as many children as are a part of the same household. For more information click the “Learn More” tab above.
Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2015 Eleventh-Grade and Twelfth-Grade Curriculum Kits!
What you'll learn:
A. Why Study Latin?
B. Latin Then & Now
C. How To Learn a Language
D. Stuff You Should Know About Latin
1. Being Verbs Basics | To Be and Not to Be
2. Being Verbs Basics | Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives
3. Gender | Boy Words and Girl Words
4. Singular and Plural | E Pluribus Unum
5. Declensions | Meet the Cases
6. Adjectives Learn to Agree with Nouns
7. The Case Files | Nominative and Genitive
8. Counting to 10 in Latin
9. Active Verb Basics | Indicative Mood
10. The Case Files | Accusative
11. The Case Files | Vocative
12. Changing Your Moods | Imperative & Indicative
13. The Case Files | Ablative
14. Meet the Pronouns & Question Words
15. Pronouns | Relative
16. Accusing Prepositions of Accusative Case
17. Verbs | Active & Passive
18. The Case Files | Dative
19. Pronouns | 1st & 2nd Person Personal
20. Pronouns | 3rd Person Personal
21. Pronouns | Demonstratives: this, these
22. Pronouns | Demonstratives: that, those
23. Pronouns | Relative and Interrogative
24. Pronouns | Possessive
25. Nouns | 3rd Declension – Regular and i-stem
26. Verbs | Infinitives – Active and Passive
27. Verbs | Infinities – Ability, Negation & Indirect
28. Nouns | 3rd Declension – Neuter
29. Nouns | 4th Declension
30. Adjectives | Positive & Comparative
31. Nouns | 5th Declension & Superlative Adjectives
32. Adjectives | Irregular Comparison
33. 1 to 100 | Cardinals, Ordinals, and Fractions
34. Pronouns | Reflexive
35. Adjectives | Indefinite & Irregular
36. Conjugations and Macrons
37. Verbs | Present Tense
38. Verbs | Imperfect Tense
39. Verbs | Future Tense
40. Verbs | Four Principle Parts Review
41. Principle Parts
42. Supine/Perfect Passive Participle
43. The Other Participles
44. Future Infinitives
45. Perfect Tense
46. Pluperfect Tense
47. Future Perfect Tense
48. Volo, Nolo, Malo
49. Deponent Verbs
50. Impersonal Verbs
53. Subjunctive Present
54. Subjunctive Imperfect
55. Ut, Ne and Cum
56. Gerundive & Passive Periphrastic
57. Subjunctive Perfect
58. Subjunctive Pluperfect
59. Roman Poetry and Literature
60. What Now?
Each lesson includes three videos: Grammar, Sentences, & Reading; and three PDFs: Instructions, Worksheets, and Answers. Each of the three videos is less than ten minutes, so you get between fifteen and twenty-five minutes of video per lesson.
Reviews from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team:
Visual Latin - A Timberdoodle Review
"...I have to share a little bit about why the program works so well for us.
1. Short lessons. Thank you Dwayne Thomas for understanding the attention span of my boys.
2. Repetition, reinforcement, and building skills in increments.
3. Practicing what they have learned while it's still fresh in their minds.
4. Humor. Dwayne Thomas is funny. He makes my kids laugh.
5. The human element. When Dwayne Thomas makes mistakes, he doesn't make a big deal about them.
6. Relaxed, conversational delivery from a male teacher..."
Review by Catherine of Our Village is a Little Different