Monday, August 11, 2008

Loafing with Latin: Afterschooling the Classics

Recently from the

Tom Hodgkinson and his son discover the "absolute genius" of the Cambridge Latin Course as they embark on an "afterschooling" adventure with Caecilius, Metella, Quintus, Grumio and the rest of the lot in Pompeii. This is why reading-based courses are so wonderful. When they are done well -- and the Cambridge Latin Course really is written quite brilliantly -- students (and teachers) want to keep on reading! There is real motivation for learning the forms and syntax!

My favorite line in the whole piece: "I was speaking Latin after two pages."

Read The Idle Parent...

Afterschooling: Supplementing your child's traditional school education by providing educational opportunities in the home.