Monday, December 28, 2009

If you're curious about Latin...

... but just want a little idea what it's all about, here's a three-step program that can be done in less than a month:

1) Do this C J Cherryh Latin course - 8 lessons, all rather short - and learn how basic sentences go together in the present tense.

2) Get a look at Medieval Latin in Britain with the UK National Archive's Beginners' Course.

3) Strengthen your Medieval Latin with the UK National Archive's Advanced Course.

This program won't have you reading Vergil or Cicero, of course. But it will give you the tools to pick apart Medieval Latin prose, as well as giving you a good head start on textbooks for Classical Latin like Wheelock's.


Anonymous Patrick said...

Thanks for this post. I bought Wheelock's several years ago and never got very far by myself. I'll give Latin another try starting with these.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Sherry-Leigh Rowell said...

Thanks for the reference to Latin 1: The Easy Way - enjoyed the different but simple approach to introducing Latin. Also, in reference to the UK National Archive Beginner and Advanced courses - These are new to me but I like the spin-off to Medieval Latin. I took a Latin Major in college but was trained in classical Latin by means of Wheelock's Latin. I look forward to pursuing the Medieval for a comparison of the two. They're all great materials! Thanks again!

7:13 PM  

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