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A Love for Doing Hard Things with Latin

“Your child will encounter truth, goodness and beauty simply because he was given the opportunity and time to study Latin” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 186). Just as in life, there are no shortcuts in Latin. When I first began diving deep into Latin with my son,...
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Carpe Opportunity

I have been teaching Latin now for almost twenty years. Often the parents of my students will lament to me that they did not learn Latin, or any other language, when they were young. I will often ask them a simple question: “Why not start now?” The quick answer is...
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Carry On, Mr. Linguist!

Perhaps you are familiar with the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the story of an early American merchant who spends quite a bit of his time at sea. As Mr. Bowditch sails around the world selling his wares, he teaches himself...
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Three Basic Steps to Learning Latin

If you are learning Latin, or teaching your children Latin, and you feel overwhelmed, do not despair. You should feel overwhelmed. Latin is tough. In fact, it is tougher than you think it is. If you are learning Latin, you are climbing one of the toughest academic...
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Latin as a Conversation

“…if I were asked what, of all the things I was ever taught, has been the greatest practical use to me, I should have to answer the Latin Grammar. An early grounding in the Latin Grammar has these advantages: 1. It is the quickest and easiest way to gain mastery over...
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