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Where can I find a TM/Answer Key for Jenney’s First Year Latin Text?

I teach Latin using Jenney’s First Year Latin at a local school and it’s been cumbersome to do so without a TM/ answer key for the text and workbook. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the ...
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What's the most effective method to learn Latin?

After having successfully learned one modern foreign language within the shortest amount of time - given the amount of time I had, methodologies I applied, and materials I used, I went on to learn ...
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Searching for a proper definition of "Ablative Absolute" (AA)

When including the following two examples from Cicero in what turned out to be a too long! answer to a previous post, a terminological question came to my mind: How would one classify those ...
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Is there a Simple Latin?

For english, a simple version of the language, called Simple English has been defined — an english-based controlled language — as an aid to teaching english to non-native speakers. Has it ever been an ...
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Concrete 4th and 5th declension nouns

I am having a hard time finding fourth and fifth declension nouns for teaching, because the common examples represent abstract concepts (like spēs). The common example domus is irregular. What are ...
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Practice passages for Latin SAT?

I'm helping a student prepare for the SAT Latin subject test, which includes a short reading passage followed by multiple-choice questions. It would be useful to have a few sample passages that we can ...
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Is there an alternative way to label verb conjugations?

Similar to my question about labeling declensions by something other than just numbers, is there a way to describe the four groups of regular conjugations using something other than just numbers? The ...
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Alternative methods of ordering declensions

Are there other ways to organize declensions other than the traditional numerical method? If so, what are the pro and cons of that system as compared to the standard system of the first declension, ...
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Why do Latin editions not use macrons today?

There have been many macron questions, but not this as far as I can see. Dickey's Learn Latin from the Romans (2018), pp. 5--6, notes that "Latin texts are usually printed without macrons". ...
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Latin-language newspaper

I took Latin in high school (c1995, United States) and each student in my class had a subscription to a Latin-language newspaper. I think it was published once a month or maybe bi-weekly, and it was ...
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What order of the cases did the Romans use when declining nouns? [duplicate]

In modern books, two orders of the cases can be found: nom, gen, dat, acc, abl, and nom, acc, gen, dat, abl. Which one did the Romans use? Or did they use some entirely different order?
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Any material on so-called "inverse analysis" and "minimal pairs" to practice Latin grammar?

I was wondering if anyone could provide me with references on any online material (pdf, links, etc.) of Latin Grammar which can contain exercises based on so-called "inverse analysis" and "minimal ...
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Latin teacher via email

Is there a school or group of people where you can have a teacher of Latin by email? I know there is Accademia Vivarium Novum, where you can go and learn Latin by immersion into the language, but I ...
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Does writing improve reading comprehension?

Some study or teach Latin with the sole intent of reading old texts. Therefore some restrict studying Latin to mostly reading and the prerequisite grammar. It is quite clear that writing — or ...
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Elementary Grade Latin Programs: Macrons

So, I'm in the USA, looking to teach my kids Latin, and casting about at different programs. What I'm noticing is that most, if not all, elementary-age Latin books (I'm talking about, say, third grade ...
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What is the current status of Hans Ørberg's natural approach method for learning Latin?

The method for learning Latin developed by Hans Ørberg is also known as the natural approach or contextual induction. The main book is called: "Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata" which contains only ...
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What is the latin learning method of the former Vatican latinist Reginald Foster?

I can understand that many see Reginald Foster as an iconic latin teacher. Se also other background article Especially due to his career as the Popes own latinist in the Vatican, as described in ...
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