Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Visual Latin - TOS Review

I have to admit, this is one review I wasn't excited about doing. I never looked into teaching my children Latin, I just didn't see the point or importance of teaching an ancient language.

I couldn't have been more wrong! I'm so thrilled to share with you how awesome Visual Latin is! I love how this DVD program is set up! Dwane (the instructor) is great! He is interesting to listen to, funny, and my kids love him! Most importantly, he has explained just how important learning Latin is! Not only can learning Latin help with a foreign language, but it can also help you with your English grammar!

I sat down with just my 18 year old daughter to check this Latin program out. Dwane makes each lesson interesting. My five older children (ages 12 to 16) soon asked if they could watch the DVD's and are now all loving their Latin lessons.
The lessons are not long, which we love, and are followed by worksheet exercises WITH answers provided. The worksheets are completed in sections - A - Grammar, B - Sentences, C - Translation.
We all sit down together (because I'm learning too!) for our Latin lesson each day. No lesson planning for me, just pop in the DVD and print out our worksheets for that lesson.

From the Visual Latin web site -
It’s better to make students laugh than yawn.
Shorter videos teach more effectively than longer ones.
Small successes lead to big successes.
Children like reading Latin more than memorizing it.

You can try six FREE Lessons by clicking HERE!

Latin 1 has 30 lessons total in this series.
You can purchase 10 lessons for download priced at $25 or $30 for the DVD's. They come with 10 lessons each - 1-10, 11-20, and 21-30.
OR a discount is available when you purchase the DVD's with all 30 lessons.
These 3 DVDs include everything you need for Latin 1.

You can also purchase Visual Latin II (lessons 31-40) which sells for $30.

Visual Latin | A Quick Explanation from Compass Cinema on Vimeo.

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

I received the first Visual Latin DVD (lessons 1-10) in exchange for my thoughts and honest review.


  1. Good review. I never really considered teaching Latin to my children, either. But I've been thankful for this opportunity to review Visual Latin, as well. Dwane definitely makes the program! :-)

    Just stopping by from the Crew...

  2. I was hoping not to get this one too. lol

    I really wanted Spanish. lol

    I am reviewing the great Commission Spanish. i am so excited. I am glad that you ended up liking them.

  3. I had kids asking if they could be included too. Don't you love when that happens?