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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, October 10, 2011

Visual Latin- TOS Crew review

I took Latin in high school and loved it.  Togas, Latin conventions and derivatives were my cup of tea.  When I was given the opportunity to review Visual Latin I was thrilled!  I was not sure how my girls would feel, though.  Believe it or not, we had FUN.  Yes, I said FUN!  Visual Latin is taught by Dwane Thomas in short, easy lessons with humor.  Imagine that, learning Latin with a bit of giggles to keep children engaged!  Genius.  

     The videos take the pressure off the teacher for a few reasons.  #1- There is no question about pronunciation.  I loved Latin in high school, but that was quite awhile ago!  I remember many of the words, but how to say them?  I'm not so confident in that department.  #2- Dwane Thomas teaches the lesson and you can sit back and enjoy! Then, the worksheet (with answers provided) is completed by the student(s).  The worksheets are completed in sections- A- Grammar, B- Sentences and C- Translation.  Short, sweet and very complete!
    #3- You can learn on the go!  We took Visual Latin with us on a road trip as we did not want to miss a lesson.:)  While we were driving down the road, my girls were learning Latin!  My husband was even intrigued by Dwane's videos!  He started looking at the worksheets and asking questions.  We were all learning! 

    If you would like to try Visual Latin, and I highly recommend it, you can download 4 FREE introductory lessons + 2 regular lessons here!

   Visual Latin I (lessons 1-30 on 3 discs) currently sells for $80 (normally $90) from The Compass Store.  Visual Latin II (lessons 31-40) sells for $30.

   Check out what other TOS Crew members have to say about Visual Latin here.

** I received Visual Latin lessons 1-10 in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.**


April said...

Do you know that I never took a foreign language because it wasn't required when I was in high school or college. I kind of wish I had now. Hope you're having a good day, Lori...it's raining here in GA. YAY!!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
I enjoyed your review. It sounds like 'Visual Latin' was fun for all of you.
I did latin for one year at school. All I can remember is 'Caecilius est in horto' which I think is Caecilius is in the garden. hahaha.

mel said...

I never knew you took Latin! I took it in high school too. I don't think I've ever met anyone else in real life who's taken Latin...except maybe priests, lol.