Quick! What comes to mind when you think “foreign language”? Spanish, French or German, etc.? What about Latin? Does anyone even speak Latin? Well….no. Latin is a “dead language”, meaning no one speaks it like we do English, Spanish and those other languages.
Guess what! Our English and most all other languages get their roots from Latin. The last time you glanced at that last doctor’s prescription; yep, Latin. Studying plants and flowers, you more than likely ran into those Latin words too.
I’m not sure what it was that piqued my interest in learning and teaching my children Latin, but intrigued, I was.
When given the opportunity to use and review Visual Latin I was laetus (that’s Latin for “happy” y’all)!
“Visual Latin is a combination of short videos and exercises that work together to teach your children (or you) Latin. The curriculum is designed so that it requires no knowledge of Latin either by the student or the parent administering the class. Just hit play and start learning.” ~The Compass Store
What caught my eye about this program:
- Printable PDF worksheets that go along with each lesson
- Short video lessons (less than 10 min. each)
- Affordable price
- Ease of understanding
Visual Latin’s website has so much to offer the beginning to the advanced student, ages 9 and up.
Each lesson is divided into 3 pieces:
First: Grammar: In the video lesson, one or two basic grammatical concepts are taught. This is then followed by a short pdf worksheet.
Second: Sentences: In this video lesson, students work on grammatical concept by breaking down sentences. A pdf worksheet then follows.
Third: Reading: Students listen to the instructor, Dewane, read a Latin selection and they repeat it back. Again, a pdf worksheet is done.
My children did not see this as being a difficult task mainly because its so easy to listen to Dewane! He’s more like a friend speaking instead of a stern, no personality type of professor.
There are 30 Lessons (available as a download, or DVD). Prices and package deals can be found HERE. Other free downloads and help aids are available also.
I can describe my experience with Visual Latin in a word…FANTASTIC!
Visual Latin is giving our readers a discount on their purchase this month! Please use the code HSVILLAGE to get $10 off your order. *offer expires Oct 31st
Kela home educates 6 children in South Carolina. You can find her blogging at Pursuing What Is Excellent ** this review was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review for The Homeschool Village.