Monday, October 10, 2011

Visual Latin

Do you want your children to learn Latin but you have no idea how to teach it? If so, then Visual Latin might just be the resource for you. Visual Latin allows you to bring a humorous Latin tutor right into your home, and he will help you and your children "laugh through Latin and master English."

As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Crew, I received Lessons 1-10 on DVD. This DVD includes four introductory lessons and 10 Latin lessons.

The four introductory lessons:
1) Why Study Latin?
2) Latin Then & Now
3) How to Learn a New Language
4) Stuff You Should Know About Latin

The 10 Latin Lessons:
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

The four introductory lessons and first two Latin lessons are available for FREE on their website. This will give you an opportunity to see all Visual Latin has to offer.

Dwane, the funny and witty Latin tutor!

When you purchase the DVDs or download the lessons on your computer, you are also given downloadable PDF worksheets. I love how there are not additional workbooks to purchase with this program. I appreciate how the lessons are broken up into three short mini lessons within one main lesson. Each Latin lesson includes a grammar video that is approximately 7 minutes long and then you simply pause the DVD to complete the PDF worksheet. The second part of the lesson includes working with sentences and this segment is about 8 minutes in length, and once again you pause the DVD to complete the PDF worksheet. The third part of the lesson covers translation and this gives students an opportunity to see how and why Latin works.

In our home, my husband is the Latin teacher. I wasn't sure how he'd feel about Dwane moving in on his turf, but he actually gave Dwane a pretty good review. He said he believes this is a superior product and he would give Visual Latin 9 points out of a 10 point scale. My husband still wants to be the Latin teacher in our home, but he believes Visual Latin will be a great additional resource and supplement to his lessons. We believe Latin is a valuable subject to teach because it helps us understand English better and as Dwane put it in one of the introductory lessons - "Latin opens the door to other languages." Maybe you've been considering adding Latin into your lessons for a while now, but have been afraid because you have no background in Latin. If that is the case, our family recommends Visual Latin.

Ordering and Pricing Information:
Each DVD contains 10 lessons and costs $30 or you can choose to download for $25 (this is the price for single/family use). For Latin 1, there are a total of 30 lessons available on three separate DVDs, which you can purchase for $80 (a savings of $10 if you order them all together). Click here for ordering information. They are also in the process of releasing DVDs for Latin Level 2.

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Disclaimer: I received this DVD free for review purposes only.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much for the review. We've been using another curriculum and my oldest hates it. I downloaded a sample lesson of Visual Latin and he was really into it, so we may consider switching. I'd love to have something he doesn't dread.