Latin was a subject I would have never thought to teach my children, but then again I never thought I would be homeschooling my children in the first place. Funny how life throws some amazing curve balls. Once I began thinking about homeschooling and doing research, I quickly saw how Latin takes a part in our everyday lives. We’ve done two years of Latin now, finished a program, and were ready to move onto a more advanced Latin program, this year. For this reason, I was excited to have a chance to review Latina Christiana Complete Set from Memoria Press.
We homeschooled over the summer so we are almost finished with our Charlotte Mason Year 2 Term 1, but I thought I would share with you what we have used for this term. We use Ambleside Online with a Catholic twist. I have added and subtracted a few things to make them more fitting to our faith and have really loved the way it has been working for our family. Here’s a peek into our curriculum.
Knowing that I was soon going to be a language teacher to my two young kiddos, I was very interested in reading Gabriel Wyner’s Fluent Forever. I have seen the many foreign language teaching programs and have started to research them all, but I had yet to find one I was sold on.
Fluent Forever made me start thinking about language in a completely different way. He breaks the learning process into segments. Each dimension of language learning is presented in detail with examples and research. He then continues into why and how they each work. There are many strategies to try and a lot of information to absorb. The combination of all of the strategies is intended to make you remember and become fluent quickly. His strategies are quick and fun which will hopefully help in the language learning hurdle.
I would recommend Fluent Forever to anyone looking into learning a new language. I think it in addition to other language books and possibly programs would be a great way to learn and remember a foreign language. I will definitely be using his advice when we begin our language studies next year.
Disclaimer – I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books book review bloggers program. The opinions stated above are my own.