Latin by the Natural Method
Aiming for a page of supplementary material for each Lectio – there are 80 in Book 1, so it may take me Some Time! (Link to the OCR text for book 1)
Cercle Latin de la Nouvelle-France has scanned and uploaded the books as well as making HTML copies. Understandably, much of their site is in French. If that helps you, here is their French version. They used to have the English version here, but this page seems very empty at the moment.
- Internet Archive scans of the Textbooks: First Year, Second Year and Third Year
- Cut and paste-able Teachers Manual scanned and converted to text by Cercle Latin. Last time I used this, some of the original formatting had been lost, so referring to the scan was handy.
- Library Scan of the Teachers Manual - only lets you download one page at a time, but could be handy to refer to in case any of Cercle’s copy doesn’t make sense.
- PDF Teachers manual from Mediatrix Press.
The reprints by Mediatrix Press are nice, but lack the accent marks. I really like having the accent marks in there, like in Latin Missals.
Other Latin Stuff
The Latin Vulgate Course - a book from 1874 that I have been formatting and indexing with LaTeX.
Ora et Labora - the home of Latina Rosarii, a Latin course for the reluctant. Aimed at homeschool students learning the Latin in the Rosary.
Simplicissimus - a course aimed at adults looking to understand the Latin in the Mass.
Classical Liberal Arts Academy - Their Latin Reading course is a good place to start. They have a charity free enrolment option.
Latinitium is the work of a Swedish couple with an emphasis on using Latin. They have great stuff.
Latinum is the work of Evan der Millner who has an English / South African accent and goes in for Adler’s immersive learning stuff. He loves digging up gems from the Internet Archive.
Decoding Latin – Australian Latin Teacher emphasising immersing yourself in Latin by reading decoded texts – having the original on one side and a sort of glossed version on the other side of the page so you can refer between the two and aim to read the original Latin with understanding.
Legonium is Latin via Lego. A bit silly, but it’s there.
Laura Gibbs Best Latin is the tip of an iceberg of online resources for learning Latin – she’s got a Vulgate Bible page, Aesop’s Fables, Christmas Carols, Myths and Legends, Proverbs and Latin LOLcats.
Little Latin Readers – I have heard these are good and they look good and they just seem a tad expensive for us right now.
Visual Latin at Compass Classroom a course by Dwane Thomas which attempts to go by Ecclesiastical pronunciation with a Bible based course. We bought this and got half way through it. I should probably get back into it.
Romans Go Home have many apps for learning Latin – some even work on first generation iPads!
Bible.is has a dramatized (and non-dramatized) version of the Neo-Vulgata in Latin. The voices are fantastic – a few sound American, but some must be Italians.
And there are so many other great resources and I’ll try to put them all here.