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What are you using for Latin?

  1. Lively Latin (25 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  2. Henle Latin (20 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  3. Latin for Children (Please post levels) (30 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  4. Latin Prep (24 votes [9.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.06%

  5. Minimus (either level) (27 votes [10.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.19%

  6. Latin Road to English Grammar (1 votes [0.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.38%

  7. Latin Christiana (50 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  8. Prima Latin (37 votes [13.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.96%

  9. No Latin (14 votes [5.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.28%

  10. Other (37 votes [13.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.96%

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#1 siloam

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:26 PM

I am just picking one's off of Paula's Latin page. If yours isn't present, please choose other and post. :cool:

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

We use Latin's Not So Tough, Levels 2 & 3.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:33 PM

This year we are using Latin Prep with our 3rd grader, and the 8th grader uses Lingua Latina.

#4 Jackie in AR

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:01 PM

7th graders are using Henle. They're both boys, so they love the war theme.

5th grade dd is just beginning Latin Prep 1.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:33 PM

My eldest (4th) and I are doing LFC B and loving it. We used LFC A last year and tried Minimus the year before that but didn't like it.
My youngest two aren't doing Latin yet.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:38 PM

I'm currently using Lively Latin. I don't know what he'll do next. I'm considering using Minimus with my younger guys, but they'll go on to Lively Latin as well. They will undoubtedly do the 2nd book too - I'm just not sure about using Book 2 with my oldest... just because I don't know when or how quickly it is going to be coming out.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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#7 Sarah CB

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

We started with LC1 and the DVDs. Dd did LC2 mostly on her own and moved on to the Memoria Press online course using Henle. It's been fantastic!

Now I'm teaching Prima Latina to my 5 and 7 year olds and also at co-op.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:27 PM

LFC - A I like it but it needs more practice, worksheets and all.

aka Christina in OR

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

10yo dd is finishing up Latin Prep 1, and has also used LFC A and B.
10yods will be starting Lively Latin next month--he can't wait!

#10 GraciebytheBay

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

We use Latin for Americans for my 10th and 12th graders and Matin Latin for my 4th and 2nd graders.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:03 PM

Prima Latina for DS 9 and Latina Christiana for DD 11

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:18 PM

Latina Christiana right now, but we dont have far to go. I am thinking Latin Prep next :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:30 PM

This year we are using Latin Prep with our 3rd grader, and the 8th grader uses Lingua Latina.


We're trying Lingua Latina too, and DS is doing Minimus Secundus with our co-op.

#14 Pam "SFSOM" in TN

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:54 PM

After we did LFC A & B, dd used Learn to Read Latin. The authors sent us quizzes and tests upon request plus an answer key for the translations.

She's continuing the book in honors Latin II at school this year. (And yeah, I chose the book based on the fact that the school that she was applying to used the text.)

It's way beyond me to teach past about chapter 5, and I didn't have the time available to learn it ahead of dd.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:25 PM

Oldest dc has been using Latin Primer for a couple of yrs now. I think this one is listed in Paula's Archives, but I'm not sure. Hope to use Latin Primer 1 w/ younger dc starting Sept '08.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:07 AM

We've used Prima Latina, Latina Christiana 1 & 2, and will be starting Henle soon.

We've really loved LC; mind you, the children DO tend to acheive higher marks than me, but ah, well. :o

It's quite interesting, actually; I'm just finishing up LC II with four of my children: ages 15, 14, 13 and 12; and usually, the 12 year old scores the highest in the tests. Goes to show it really is true that they soak up the information much better when they are younger.

#17 Basketmaker Amy

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:09 AM

I am using Latin in the Christian Trivium I and II. I LOVE it and my boys are doing great with it. Very good program!:)

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

We did about 1/2 of Prima Latina, but it was so boring and I avoided it (which is why we did only about 1/2). We're loving LFC A, though :D.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:57 AM

We are using and loving Latin Prep with the 6th grader and are working our way through Lively Latin with my 1st grader.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:03 AM

This is my third student through it, though this ds is requiring more of my attention, so you might say it is MY first time through it.:)

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:33 AM

I am using Prima Latina with dd7 and we are really enjoying it.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:41 AM

No latin yet, but I would like to start it next year with my upcoming 3rd grader. I'll be watching this poll to see what others like!

I myself have bought Henle 1 and plan to start working through it myself...I would like to have a little bit of knowlegde before starting to teach it to the kids!

#23 Heather in WI

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:18 AM

My second grader uses Latin for Children Primer A.

#24 Beth in SW WA

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:54 PM

The dvd's are fantastic. We couldn't be happier. I don't know Latin -- at all -- so this is a great way for my kiddos to learn Latin w/o ANY input from me. They also meet w/ a tutor 1 hour/wk. We make about a 5-6 hour commitment to Latin each week.

Here is our schedule:

Monday: Watch dvd lessons, do workbook page, make vocab cards

Tuesday: Study cards, listen to CD

Wednesday: Same

Thursday: Same + Quiz

Friday: Same + meet w/ tutor 1 hour

#25 DawnUK

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

We are doing our third year of Latin using Latin Primer. I think that it's a great program.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:18 PM

We used Minimus as a gentle beginning and then moved to LFC, still have not finished A but like it alot.

#27 Tina in WA

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:20 PM

We use Latin in the Christian Trivium. She takes it at a local co-op and does the online class as well.

I made sure she was well grounded in English grammar/language and I think that helped a lot.

Started in the 7th grade and DD is doing WONDERFUL! Starting earlier scares me a little bit. For our family, this works best. :D

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#28 Stephanie in FL

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:39 PM

The Latina Christiana series for early grades, then on to Henle beginning in 6th grade.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:45 PM

We use Latin for Children A and both boys, 4th and 5th, like it better than Latina Christiana 1 which we started with last fall. I'm not sure whether they are learning as much, though. We may go back to LC1 or 2 next year.
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#30 Mary in Florida

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

We've been doing Latin for quite a few years now. It has worked for our family to begin easing into Latin when they were just over ages 5 and 7. We've used Latin's Not So Tough level 1 and 2. From there we moved onto Matin Latin and we all hated it. We didn't even finish book 1. From there we moved to Latina Christiana I and II. This school year my dd moved to an online Wheelock's class and is doing an exceptional job. She studies over an hour a day to keep her high grade though. My son took the first part of the school year to repeat translating the sentences again in LC II. I wanted to make sure he understood the concept. He has now moved to Wheelock's. We will go at an extremely slow pace to insure he retains the material. At this point I feel time is on my side with him so a slower pace is welcome.

This is my first post in the new forum. I think I just did spell check but am not sure if it checked my document.

#31 Amy in NH

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:49 PM

We use Latin Primer.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

6th grader: Latin Book One.
2nd grader: Minimus.
I really like both programs.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:31 PM

14yo is finishing primer III of LFC, but 12yo has had much better success with Latin's Not So Tough.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:38 PM

We are using Getting Started With Latin and I love it!

#35 Jlynn

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:13 AM

We started LFC A this year (3rd grd son), and we're 1/3 of the way through it. Enjoying it, but I do feel it could use some more practice sheets, so I make up my own. They just sent us the new DVDs and they are a big improvement! We plan on sticking with it.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:52 AM

LFC - A I like it but it needs more practice, worksheets and all.

aka Christina in OR


Christina, have you seen the supplemental pages they have on the CAP website? We're using LfC-A, as well, and my biggest complaint (overlooking the typos, that is) is the lack of translation work. The supplemental pages are great for helping to fill that gap.

That said, I am still not 100% certain we'll stick w/ LfC after Primer A. It's working. DS9 enjoys it. He's "getting" it. I don't have any actual complaints on the overall results we're seeing. But... but... I want to look at Latin Book One some more, and possibly Lively Latin. But I'm also holding off to make sure I'm not becoming the bear who went over the mountain, to see what he could see. ;) That's a definite temptation for me.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:56 AM

DD12 has been using Latin Prep 1 this year and LOVES it! She says that it's great and that she loves Latin when she always thought she'd dread it! Needless to say, we'll be doing Latin Prep 2 next year. What I wonder about is DD9, who says she wants to start Latin, but has a very different learning style from her sister. I'm wondering if Latin for Children, or Lively Latin might be better choices for her next year? Any suggestions?

#38 DIY-DY

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:17 AM

DD12 has been using Latin Prep 1 this year and LOVES it! She says that it's great and that she loves Latin when she always thought she'd dread it! Needless to say, we'll be doing Latin Prep 2 next year. What I wonder about is DD9, who says she wants to start Latin, but has a very different learning style from her sister. I'm wondering if Latin for Children, or Lively Latin might be better choices for her next year? Any suggestions?


Latin Prep 1 is another I wanted to look into. :-)

Learning style can make a huge difference, imho. We initially switched from PL/LC1 to LfC b/c of DS9's learning style. He functions beautifully with LfC. DS7, however, has a completely different way of integrating information into useful context, and so he is doing well with PL, and I'm not sure he'd handle LfC well. Fortunately, I have a little more Guinea Pig time before I have to make a choice on him.

I'm sure hoping some of our Latin Gurus (or at least those who've got a better grip on the options/benefits than we do!) will come chime in on this thread with their input. Maybe we should go give 'em a little nudge-nudge?

#39 Hoggirl

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:25 AM

Ds did PL, LC I, and LC II in grades 2, 3, and 4. This year we have moved into Latin in the Christian Trivium. We are learning together and both enjoy it.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:13 AM

Next year we are starting LC1 w/my soon to be 6th grader and Prima Latina w/my soon to be 3rd grader and maybe my almost 1st grader.
So far we have done English From the Roots Up for the last 2 years and it has given them a good intro to Greek and Latin roots.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:16 AM

Latin Primer I and II, and Latin Grammar from Canon Press. We have the DVDs too that teach the class. Then on to Latina Lingua for high school. Wheelocks is always sitting around too.

I like Wheelocks, oldest had a year with Wheelocks in college and the second year they use Latina Lingua. The new Latin teacher said it would help them think in Latin better than Wheelocks.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:40 AM

We use Getting Started with Latin. So far we love it, and can't wait to start something a little more challenging next year!

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:12 PM

We are using Lively Latin on some days and Getting Started with Latin on others. Love both of them.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:19 PM

We love, love, love this. There are LOTS of extra practice sheets online and in the Activity Book. It is extremely challenging, but we are keeping up. I would definitely give it a look.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:36 PM

Prima Latina, LC1 &2 are all a part of the same curriculum. They are all step in the Memoria Press program.:)

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:44 PM

13 y/o uses Ecce Romani and 3rd grader will start LFC A and Minimus.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:21 PM

My girls (11 & 13) use Henle and Cambridge.
My son (9) uses Latin Prep 1

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:23 PM

We use Latin for Americans for my 10th and 12th graders and Matin Latin for my 4th and 2nd graders.


We use Matin Latin too. I use ML 1 in 3rd and then again in 5th grade. ML 2 in 4th and then again in 6th grade.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:30 PM

Latin for Children B for 10 yo ds.

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