I took Latin in high school and loved it. Togas, Latin conventions and derivatives were my cup of tea. When I was given the opportunity to review Visual Latin I was thrilled! I was not sure how my girls would feel, though. Believe it or not, we had FUN. Yes, I said FUN! Visual Latin is taught by Dwane Thomas in short, easy lessons with humor. Imagine that, learning Latin with a bit of giggles to keep children engaged! Genius.
The videos take the pressure off the teacher for a few reasons. #1- There is no question about pronunciation. I loved Latin in high school, but that was quite awhile ago! I remember many of the words, but how to say them? I'm not so confident in that department. #2- Dwane Thomas teaches the lesson and you can sit back and enjoy! Then, the worksheet (with answers provided) is completed by the student(s). The worksheets are completed in sections- A- Grammar, B- Sentences and C- Translation. Short, sweet and very complete!
#3- You can learn on the go! We took Visual Latin with us on a road trip as we did not want to miss a lesson.:) While we were driving down the road, my girls were learning Latin! My husband was even intrigued by Dwane's videos! He started looking at the worksheets and asking questions. We were all learning!
If you would like to try Visual Latin, and I highly recommend it, you can download 4 FREE introductory lessons + 2 regular lessons here!
Visual Latin I (lessons 1-30 on 3 discs) currently sells for $80 (normally $90) from The Compass Store. Visual Latin II (lessons 31-40) sells for $30.
Check out what other TOS Crew members have to say about Visual Latin here.
** I received Visual Latin lessons 1-10 in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.**