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  1. Your son sounds like a mature learner if he walked around with his Latin book and took notes from it. Normally, a student would not start Henle I until 8th grade. But you might consider it for him and go at a slower pace than for an older student. It is different from the Forms; it teaches the grammar but is more oriented toward preparing the student to read Latin. It is a great Latin text, with historical background as well, and it will accustom him to read simple sentences and passages. He could take up to three years to complete it and still have several years to read Caesar and Cicero in Henle II and Henle III. You should be aware that it has Christian content in case that is a concern. Bonnie
  2. I would consider studying Henle I over 7th and 8th grades. You could use Memoria Press resources. If she does the Forms over the next 4 years, she would not read authentic Latin literature until 11th grade. If she were younger, I would recommend the Forms. Bonnie
  3. Henle is a great program with excellent grammar training and more reading practice than the Forms. He will probably enjoy it and find the content interesting. (Some 6th graders might need to go a bit more slowly than older students.) Bonnie
  4. For a 7th-8th grader, I would consider Henle Latin I. It would be more interesting for him than the Forms, and it moves at a more moderate pace than Wheelock's. Bonnie
  5. It can be done by most students in two academic years. I have known accelerated students who homeschooled year-round and did most of it in a year and a half. Bonnie
  6. Memoria also has a sequence of logic studies considered to be quite good. Bonnie
  7. You should consider Henle Latin. You can have a look at the program on the Memoria Press website. After that, she could move to Henle II and more advanced reading of authentic Latin prose. She could do very well in self-studying Henle, especially as you say she works at an accelerated pace and prefers self-study to online classes. You yourself do not need to know Latin, as she can ask questions and get reliable answers on the Memoria Press forum about any aspect of her Latin study. Bonnie
  8. You might want to look into Memoria College, which has recently been established: https://memoriacollege.org/ Bonnie
  9. I would seriously lean toward Henle I. You can use the MP study guide/ lesson plans. If your daughter plans to take the AP Latin exam eventually -- which basically covers Caesar's Gallic War and Virgil's Aeneid -- Henle I will lead perfectly to reading The Gallic War afterwards. Another benefit is that you or she can ask any Latin-related questions you wish on the MP Forum and you will promptly receive knowledgeable answers. Optimam fortunam. Bonnie
  10. I would recommend Henle First Year Latin. The four Forms, basically equivalent to Henle First Year, were written so that children could start learning Latin at a younger age, as young as 5th grade. They were modeled on the content of the Henle Grammar. Henle is a high school level text and would be more suitable to the pace that a 16-year-old can follow. In 15 weeks, if your daughter wished, she could potentially cover more ground in Henle than is taught in First Form. However, your decision between Henle and First Form might rest on how much time she has to devote to Latin now. Henle has a certain but not overwhelming amount of Christian content that might prove beneficial to her considering her college plans. It is a classic textbook that has stood the test of time. The text, the Grammar, and the Answer Key are very affordable. I think that is a great suggestion made by someone else to find out the college's Latin textbook. Many colleges use Wheelock's. But be aware that it was written for college-age students and moves quite briskly. I think however much she can do in Henle would give her the best foundation for her college studies. Best of luck to her in her Latin studies and college career! Bonnie http://secondyearlatin.com/
  11. I am sorry that the excerpts from throughout the lessons were not helpful to you. I have had many parents who said that they preferred excerpts from various lessons covering many concepts, rather than seeing a page from only one lesson, which, of course, tends to focus on one construct of syntax. I am inundated with getting orders out now, but I will consider putting up a page from one lesson next week. Thank you for your suggestion. Bonnie secondyearlatin.com
  12. Hello all, I have written a study guide to all the lessons (1-32) in Henle Second Year Latin. It has detailed guidance to the syntax of the lessons and exercises; supplementary explanations about various topics (the gerundive, the subjunctive, helps for reading Latin, pronunciation and accent placement, why we study Caesar); extra background information for the short readings and sayings; references to the relevant items in the Henle Grammar; nine exams on the lessons, one exam on pronunciation, and exam answer key. (A companion guide to the readings from the Gallic War -- and the Christian Latin section -- will be ready by December. It will include historical background information.) Please have a look at my website to see excerpts from different lessons and read my essay Why Caesar? You can email me at magistra@secondyearlatin.com. Thank you. Bonnie SecondYearLatin.com
  13. Salvete, I have started a Twitter page devoted to tweets of interest to students of Latin. It will be very eclectic. My first tweets are about Julius Caesar and the Gallic War ( the topic of Henle Second Year Latin), the Colosseum, Magna Carta, etc. My page is kid-friendly, along with any links I include. My idea is to pique interest with fun facts and dates of Roman history, especially the Gallic War, developments in archaeology, Christian Latin -- just anything Latin-related that seems timely. https://twitter.com/SecondYearLatin Thanks in advance to those who check it out. Comments and suggestions are most welcome. Bonnie
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