Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age

Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age

by William Ernest Linney

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What's preventing you from teaching Latin in your homeschool or learning it on your own? If you're intimidated because you've never studied Latin, bewildered by traditional Latin books that move too fast, or just don't know where to begin, then Getting Started with Latin is for you! Specifically designed to overcome these types of obstacles, Getting Started with Latin is divided into simple lessons that explain the fundamentals of Latin grammar in a way that anyone can grasp. Instead of burying you in mountains of information to memorize, new words and concepts are introduced in a gradual and systematic way. You can immediately apply what you've learned by translating the fun exercises at the end of each lesson. Quickly check your work by turning to the included answer key. To hear the words pronounced, simply download the free recordings from For additional help and instruction, the author has provided extensive audio commentary recordings that teach through every lesson and exercise in the book. With everything you need here in one book, why aren't you Getting Started with Latin?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979505102
Publisher: Armfield Academic Press
Publication date: 06/08/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 1,189
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JimJim More than 1 year ago
This text, by far, has the most practical and effective methods of guiding the students understanding and articulation of latin. The author takes a very gradual approach;each lesson building upon the previous lessons studied. This incorporative and integrated method improves the degree of retention and thus recall. Complementing the text wonderfully, and without any extra cost I might add, is a website. The author provides audio produced tutorials of each lesson while going further in depth for greater clarification of topics being studied. Whether fledgling polyglot or curious monolingual, Getting Started with Latin will certainly award its reader with a greater appreciation for latin in particular and language in general-it has for me. I Highly recommened!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I decided to purchase Getting Started with Latin. It's truely a non-intimidating way to learn Latin. The lessons are short and simple. We usually do a couple a day (aside from first day when we did the first five) which seems to be an appropriate amount. My kids (12 & 14) are enjoying the program so far and are eager to do it each day. We're doing it all together so that we can then practice with each other. I appreciate that the pronunciation guide provided on the author's website. It won't take us too long to get through all the lessons in this program. I am grateful that the author offers a follow-up course online...we'll be doing that when the time comes!
TineOliver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very useful introductory text covering the first and second declensions (both nouns and adjectives) and verbs in the active present indicative.Each lesson adds only one more element so it allows you to build knowledge at your own pace.It should be noted that this book only covers a very limited area of Latin, but is a good introductory volume as it makes the language a lot less daunting than starting with the more popular texts (id est Wheelock).
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Dear Readers: Many of you have contacted me asking what material this book covers. In order to help you decide whether this book is right for you, here is a list of the grammatical elements covered in the book: Subjects Verbs Direct objects Indirect objects Adverbs Prepositions + accusative Prepositions + ablative Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative Ablative First declension Second declension (masculine) Second declension (neuter) Conjugation of sum (present tense only) First conjugation (present tense only) Second conjugation (present tense only) Conjugation of possum (present tense only) Infinitives Ablative of means Adjectives (first and second declension adjectives, that is) Visit the Getting Started with Latin website for more information about this book. I hope this book is beneficial to you, and that you find it both fun and educational. Sincerely, William E. Linney