In our second installment of Visual Latin 2, Dwane Thomas follows up on the topics not covered in Visual Latin 1 with the same short, entertaining lessons that your students have come to love. By combining videos, weekly quizzes, and online flashcards in our curriculum, students learn to master Latin. Homeschool moms and kids are learning together and love it!
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 (~14 Hours)
Quizlet Vocabulary Flashcards Online
Teacher’s Guide with Scope and Sequence
Note: Dwane Thomas uses ecclesiastical pronunciation in Visual Latin. For an explanation of the differences, watch this video.
Make sure to visit our Resources page for additional Latin learning materials.
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…)
Does the streaming service expire?
No. This is a purchase in perpetuity.
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). Each section has 30 classes, 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.]
Do you have a list of errata for Visual Latin?
Yes! View an updated list of corrections for this product here.
How to Teach Visual Latin: Don’t know where to begin with this product (or need a refresher)? Try our brief jumpstart guide to see how all the pieces fit together.
Visual Latin Resources: Additional links, videos, and games you can use to supplement the curriculum. Best of all, they’re free!
Amanda Bradshaw –
We have been doing Henle for a couple years. We got lost when verbs got complicated. We pressed in, got outside help, and still ended up confused. I didn’t feel like my kids were ready for Dwane’s Henle course and we were a bit burnt out on it anyway so we made the switch to Visual Latin. I love so many more things about it than I thought I would. (And so does my student) Small things like larger text in the exercises. Light things like jokes and fun. Deep things like learning vocab that is edifying (instead of dead bodies in the river in Henle). And academic things like continual review. I can’t say thank you enough.
Mandi J –
Visual Latin has been great for my kids because I do not know Latin. Hearing, Seeing, and Writing has helped them to connect with the material and learn.
Robyn F –
LOVE IT!! Well, Mom may like it more than kids. But several went through all the DVD’s in their high school time.
Erin R –
My son absolutely loves this course. Dwayne Thomas keeps it engaging and HILARIOUS!
J. Elyssa, Student –
I had previously tried another Latin program. While it was good, it was not very engaging and left me bored and confused. I am in middle school. This program has short, concise lessons so it never seems overwhelming or painful. Yet the material moves along quickly. I especially like the quizlet vocabulary lists to help practice all the new words in fun ways. The teacher is rather silly but that makes him engaging and approachable. I am really enjoying Latin this year and am glad we switched programs. I highly recommend this program.”
I am learning Latin along with my now 8-year-old son. We started two years ago with Song School Latin and transitioned beautifully to Visual Latin this year. I am planning on working through the first 30 lessons in 2 years which means we take 2 weeks to finish a lesson and that works well for us.
I am very happy with the program. Dwane is funny and makes it entertaining. He has a very enjoyable teaching style, the lessons are short and so my son never feels burnt out after a lesson. In fact, we both look forward to this Latin “break.”
Visual Latin has become the “treat” of our homeschool day. When my daughter gets the rest of her work done she “gets” to learn Latin. Dwane is the right mix of learning and goofy humor to keep her learning. We are learning Latin together and enjoying it.
How many classes have your kids laughing out loud? Visual Latin with Dwane Thomas has made learning Latin fun for my family. My sons actually look forward to Latin class. They often bring me their Latin papers giggling because of some funny question or answer choice. I really appreciate the joy that has been added to what could have been (and usually is) a dry curriculum.
Compass Classroom provides great video instruction and interaction because my son is visual and loves online learning. Dwayne is great!! A friend of mine uses his Latin curriculum and suggested it for us. Very engaging, entertaining, really appreciate the words displayed in the video while he’s talking, and he’s so knowledgeable. I am no Latin expert and this is an amazing resource!
Visual Latin is a fun, painless way to learn Latin. Dwayne is hilarious, and the students love him. Sit with your students and learn with them, or they may laugh at your expense! Semper ubi sub ubi!
Heather Bishop –
I also wanted to tell you how much we love Visual Latin! It has been an answer to prayer! My son is transitioning from homeschooling to a private Christian high school, where the kids have had Latin since 4th grade and we have never studied it. We are taking a crash course with your program this summer, and it is excellent!!!! I was so dreading trying to figure out how to study Latin from a dry textbook this summer, the mere thought of it sounded agonizing to me. But you all have been a huge blessing to us by providing us with this excellent course! Not only is my son learning A LOT, but he is also really enjoying it. Thank you for bringing people on board that realize the fact that learning is fun!