Henle Latin is a rigorous Latin program that’s been around for years; it is now used by Classical Conversations as part of their weekly curriculum.
We have a lot of respect for Henle, but recognize that it may be a bit daunting to a mother or student with no background in Latin. To help them out, we’ve created a free guide that matches up specific chapters and concepts to make things easier. If you’re using Henle, just download the guide and pull out your Visual Latin lessons: it will be a much easier process!
How to Use
Thanks for using Visual Latin! Here’s how to read the VL Henle Guide. Henle packs a good bit in his chapters, and the order in which he deals with grammatical concepts can be unique at times. While Dwane orders his lessons differently, they cover the same essential grammar.
This means that sometimes Dwane has to pick out a single concept from multiple concepts in a Henle chapter, and cross-link that to a single concept or multiple concepts in his course.
In this example, the Henle reference for chapter 24 has a specific grammatical point named “Relative Clause introduced by quo.”
Earlier in the table of contents for Dwane’s Henle guide, there had already been two other references to specific points in Henle chapter 24: “Relative Clauses,” and “Relative Clauses of Purpose.”
One of the Henle points in chapter 24 of that curriculum is “Relative clauses introduced by quo.” Notice how this is a subpoint of chapter 24 in the Henle textbook table of contents.
The Visual Latin table of contents does not list subtopics like that, but they do exist. So while the subtopic does not appear in the title of Lesson 57, the subjunctive perfect is addressed at the top of page 195: “Learn to recognize the endings of the perfect subjunctive tense.”
This document started as a set of crib notes that Dwane modified over the years in his classrooms. One of the schools required Henle so he found it easier to let students view the corresponding Visual Latin video for consistent help at home rather than re-re-re-re-explain during class time.