Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic: let yours be next.
Some unique benefits to Visual Latin:
Uses a combination of short videos and worksheets for different learning styles
Keeps children engaged through clear explanations and fun humor
Includes Latin translations of simplified Vulgate Bible in every lesson
Combines the best aspects of the natural and traditional methods of learning
Visual Latin includes:
3 videos per lesson covering Grammar, Sentences, and Reading
Quizlet Vocabulary Flashcards Online
Teacher’s Guide with Scope and Sequence
Note: Dwane Thomas uses ecclesiastical pronunciation in Visual Latin
Being Verbs Basics | Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives
Gender | Boy Words and Girl Words
Singular and Plural | E Pluribus Unum
Declensions | Meet the Cases
Adjectives Learn to Agree with Nouns
The Case Files | Nominative and Genitive
Counting to 10 in Latin
Active Verb Basics | Indicative Mood
The Case Files | Accusative
The Case Files | Vocative
Changing Your Moods | Imperative & Indicative
The Case Files | Ablative
Meet the Pronouns & Question Words
Pronouns | Relative
Accusing Prepositions of Accusative Case
Verbs | Active & Passive
The Case Files | Dative
Pronouns | 1st & 2nd Person Personal
Pronouns | 3rd Person Personal
Pronouns | Demonstratives: this, these
Pronouns | Demonstratives: that, those
Pronouns | Relative and Interrogative
Pronouns | Possessive
Nouns | 3rd Declension – Regular and i-stem
Verbs | Infinitives – Active and Passive
Verbs | Infinities – Ability, Negation & Indirect
Nouns | 3rd Declension – Neuter
Nouns | 4th Declension
Adjectives | Positive & Comparative
Frequently Asked Visual Latin Questions
There are always some basic Visual Latin questions we often hear. We’ve tried to pull all of them together in one place so you don’t have to go hunting about. (Or so we hope…)
What age is Visual Latin for?
10 and up. Kids need to be able to read, but other than that, elementary kids love it, middle school kids love it, high school kids love it, college kids… you get the point.
How is everything sequenced out? In other words, what’s a full year of Latin look like?
Visual Latin has two sections to it: Latin 1 and Latin 2. Each is intended to be taught in a single school year (although you can certainly speed up or slow down as you desire). Both sections have 30 classes in each, which correlates to about 1 class a week.
Is Visual Latin good for high school credit?
In terms of the material it covers, Visual Latin Latin 1 (Lessons 1-30) and Latin 2 (Lessons 31-60) are each good for one high school foreign language credit (2 credits total). By itself, however, it will not provide a full 150 hours of work. Some parents are less concerned about this, but others may want to provide extra supporting materials for upper level high school students. For those who do, we recommend supplementing Latin 1 with Lingua Latina per se Illustrata. (The older version of LL without color is the same text and perfectly acceptable.) We have created a free Visual Latin/Lingua Latina Teaching Guide that you can use to match them together over a two-year period. [Note that Lingua Latina is a unique Latin only, college-level book. Visual Latin has been modeled on this book, and in terms of content, teaches exactly the same things.]