Dwane frequently receives emails from Visual Latin families with questions on how to teach Latin. Especially once families reach lessons 11+. Dwane offers this valuable Visual Latin Course Tip …
The difficulty of Visual Latin will increase as you progress. I wish there were an easy way around it. Unfortunately, there isn’t. I’ve searched. Latin is going to get tough. That is why we tried to include lighthearted humor in the course. Latin has to be hard. It doesn’t have to be boring.
The beauty of a video course is that you can take as long as you like.
I don’t know how many times I have gone through the video series from SpanishDict.com. I will have to go through some of them again, I am sure. When I want to learn a new skill, I’ll watch videos and read books over and over again until I master the skill.
The only pressure will come when students enter high school and face the dreaded “requirements.” My Visual Latin Course Tip …. Middle school children are still young. Let them enter the tougher lessons at a slower pace.
If you’re in the thick of teaching and need a boost, check out our handy Resources for Visual Latin and our other courses. You’ll find chalkboard videos, dictionaries, Bibles, readers, audio recordings, apps & games, and films that feature Roman culture.
Latin Apps & Games for Students:
Latin Apps for iPad – This site lists a variety of Latin games available for iPad.
Romans Go Home Apps – A large variety of Latin apps for students.
The Basement Workshop – Creative downloadable games for having fun with grammar and vocabulary, mostly geared towards younger children.
Roman Numeral Sudoku – Practice your Roman numerals with these fun puzzles.
Need More Visual Latin Tips?
Dwane offers many tips, resources, and jokes at his website DwaneThomas.com
Author, Dwane Thomas
Dwane has been studying languages for most of his life. He grew up in Europe surrounded by the Dutch and German languages. For almost 20 years he has been teaching Latin in the classroom and, more recently, online. Dwane and his wife have three wonderful children (there are five in all, but only three of them are wonderful). He and his wife homeschool their children, which means they both drink more than their fair share of wine. Featured in Visual Latin and WordUp!