Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age (English and Latin Edition) [William E. Linney] on. Greetings from William E. Linney, author of the book Getting Started with Latin. People seem to like Getting Started with Latin, which is a very step-by-step. Getting Started with Latin has ratings and 14 reviews. and it now occurs to me that, what Susskind did with classical physics, so did Linney with Latin.

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But it should be thought of as a primer – a way to learn about wihh basics before moving onto books that are more in depth and advanced. The Getting Started with … courses seem like they should be especially good for middle school students, and they should also work well as introductory courses for high school students or adults who might be overwhelmed by more comprehensive high school level courses.

This is the best format for learning Latin I’ve seen!

Parents should be able to easily keep up with younger students if they work together through one of the courses. They understand basic grammar as this book presents it, and 3 cases for nouns and how to use them. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. In addition, the free audio recordings might prove very helpful.

Don’t have a Kindle? Trivia About Getting Started w How can you “dumb down” Latin? This is mentioned in the introductory material, but you might want to make a special note to remember to try this with older students since the technique is not mentioned in the lessons. Each lesson has a vocab word or grammatical point and contains 10 exercises for translation. It is so easy at the beginning that you race through the lessons and quickly become ‘hooked’.


This is a really good book. Only very minor criticism is that some of the declension tables have been scanned into the Kindle version and won’t zoom properly.

My kids are now 7 and Introduction What is Linney’s Latin Class?

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

Pages with related products. For example, in Latin we learn the meaning and usage of phrases such as magna cum laude and per capita. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The author also has audio files you can download for free to help with pronunciation one set for classical Latin, and one for ecclesiastical Latin. I really like this book, and I think it makes a good base from which to learn more Latin. Getting Started with Latin: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

To hear the words pronounced, simply download the free recordings from www.

It makes no assumptions about the age of the student – no cartoonish animals, and grammar is presented very simply. We do no other formal study of grammar. Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin. With everything you need here in one book, why aren’t wih Getting Started with Latin? Subtitles on each book read: The Getting Starting with… foreign language series began with Latin then branched out to Spanish and French after the method proved popular with homeschoolers.

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A boon, since there’s no point teaching a new concept in a foreign language if you have no understanding of it in English, huh? In this, Linney succeeds admirably. Anne Bean rated it really liked it May 08, The study of Latin is addictive.

To hear the words pronounced, simply download the free recordings from www.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Michael rated it it was amazing Apr 17, 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.

That is, except the use of the ablative case – but I’ve since come to understand that this case is difficult to understand without a lot of experience with the latin language, and on the whole quite difficult to explain anyway.

How I personally went through this was to write down how I translated each sentence exercise into a notebook, check to see if I was right at the back, and then write the Latin sentence while saying it aloud so I could remember it better.

Getting Started With Latin: Beginning Latin For Homeschoolers And Self-Taught Students of Any Age

This book has really helped us in our study of Latin. Each course is contained in a single book and should work well for independent study for students in junior high and beyond. At the back of each book are an answer key, a startwd key, a glossary, and a subject index. Linney has somehow made witg of the most intimidating and boring subjects actually FUN to learn. Open Preview See a Problem? A great book if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy Latin or not or are intimidated about getting started.