Latin Everywhere, Everyday - Workbook
Let's be honest, shall we? Who really wants to study Latin, describe grammatically the parts of speech, and explain the inflection and syntactical relationships? Isn't it difficult enough to stay motivated as you master conjugating verbs for a language that is living? And if Latin is a dead language, what is the point? If you embrace classical learning, then you may be dumbfounded to hear that many of us are weary of feeling the pressure to study Latin. Dead or not, Latin underpins many languages; over half of our English words have their base in Latin. Plus, we encounter its abbreviations every day in the form of lbs, pm, even etc.
So, while our family has dutifully worked our way through a couple of programs, and we continue to sell what we consider the best for those of you determined to master this subject, the truth is, all we have ever really wanted for our family is to have a nodding acquaintance with Latin terms that they will encounter in day-to-day living. Previously there was no painless way to accomplish this, but now there is.
Latin Everywhere, Everyday is an easy-to-use workbook of Latin phrases and mottoes for children 10 and older. Your children will learn 180 Latin phrases, one a day, and you will finish this program in a year. Your children will also learn Latin mottoes of states, colleges, and organizations and maybe for the first time they will fully understand the 29 common Latin abbreviations we use every day. Lots of exercises make mastery easy. The accompanying information is interesting, the illustrations intriguing, and there are plenty of exercises to bring it all home.
No answers are included in the workbook. The Latin Everywhere, Everyday Teacher's Manual is recommended.
Does Latin Everywhere, Everyday have a guide to pronounce the phrases?
Yes, an audio CD is included with the Teacher's manual, in which all the phrases, mottoes, and abbreviations are pronounced in classical Latin. This workbook does not come with a pronunciation guide.
Does Latin Everywhere, Everyday require theTeacher's Manual, even for an adult learner?
The Latin Everywhere, Everyday Teacher's Manual, is mostly the answers, and includes the audio CD mentioned above. It does also include additional games and activities to use in class, etc., but in this case I think the CD and answers would be the most critical components. Looking through the book it seems that if you were in doubt as to your answers, you could look them up by simply reviewing the material in that lesson. However, the pronunciation CD would be hard to work without if you want to learn to pronounce the phrases. On the other hand, if you simply want to understand Latin and particularly to read Latin phrases with comprehension, then I think the workbook alone would suffice. If it is important to you that you pronounce the words correctly, then you will want to purchase the Latin Everywhere, Everyday Teacher's Manual with CD.
Author: Elizabeth Heimbach
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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