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Subject: (Latin learners) Latin is not Dead
Date Posted: 12/10/2007 11:39 AM ET
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It is neat to see Latin in the news today.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2007/12/07/VI2007120701320.html

My Latin learner enjoyed the news story, thought some others might too!

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 4:39 PM ET
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Cool! Thanks!

We're going to start a foreign language after Christmas, and I have better resources for Latin than for Spanish. (We need Spanish down here in south Texas, so we were going to do that first, but... I've had a hard time finding good *inexpensive* resources.)

Anyway. I have an uncle who teaches Latin in high school. SO I'm gonna chat with him over the holidays and see if he might have some resources I can borrow to start with these little kids. (My boys are 8, 4, and 3.) We use a classical methodology outline. :) Cool link - I forwarded it to my uncle as well. TFS!

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 6:37 PM ET
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I know a lot of people use the items from memoriapress.com.  Or check rainbowresource.com for their selection of Latin material.

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 2:25 AM ET
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We love Latin!  I'm going to show this to my son and also do some investigating about the convention.  Thanks so much!



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Date Posted: 12/11/2007 9:16 AM ET
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Minimus Latin is great fun!

www.minimus-etc.co.uk/

www.amazon.com/Minimus-Pupils-Book-Starting-Latin/dp/0521659604

 

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2006
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We use Rosetta Stone and Latin for Children, but I have an old Latin text book - Latin for Americans - that I find myself using all the time.

there's www.textkit.com as well - they have tons of free latin stuff for download, including older primers. 

We are doing Latin and Spanish.  My son did a year's worth of Japanese but I think he's given up on it.



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Date Posted: 12/17/2007 11:25 PM ET
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Wow! I did not know that there was all that out there! I love that textkit web site! Wow! I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful Latin teacher for my children. They have been taking grammer for a little over a year. They are simultaneously taking Spanish and find many similarities within both languages. They have about 3 years of conversational Spanish now. I have been wanting some Latin computer game/programs for them but have not found them yet. I have a couple of Spanish programs and the kids love them and I find the things the teacher teaches them have really stuck because of the computer repitition! Thanks for the info!
Date Posted: 12/19/2007 8:40 PM ET
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Hello Everyone,

I am selling for the price of $38.00 including shipping and handling for the Prima Latina Text Set which includes Prima Latina Teacher Manual,  Prima Latina Pronunciation CD,Prima Latina Instructional DVDs. Everything look like new. If anyone is interesting please let me know. connie19862002@yahoo.com. I only accept post office money orders.

The website I book the books is http://www.memoriapress.com/descriptions/prima.htm 

 

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 8:43 PM ET
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Hello Everyone,

I am also selling the following book Dona Tilde Acentuacion Ortografica del espanol. I am asking $15.00 (Shipping-handling included) like new.  connie19862002@yahoo.com