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Visual Latin Homeschool Curriculum (Very Fun)

Visual Latin lessons pair three videos with worksheets and online flashcards to guide students from grammar concepts, to practice sentences, to reading in Latin. Kids everywhere love it!
  • Formats: DVD, Download, Streaming
  • Lessons: 30
  • Addl Mtls: Teacher's Guide, Worksheets, Quizzes, Vocab Lists (PDF)
  • Credit: 1 HS Foreign Language
  • Age: 10+
  • Teacher: Dwane Thomas

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Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic: let yours be next.

Some unique benefits to Visual Latin:

  • Uses a combination of short videos and worksheets for different learning styles
  • Keeps children engaged through clear explanations and fun humor
  • Includes Latin translations of simplified Vulgate Bible in every lesson
  • Combines the best aspects of the natural and traditional methods of learning 

Visual Latin includes:

  • 3 videos per lesson covering Grammar, Sentences, and Reading 
  • PDF Worksheets
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Quizlet Vocabulary Flashcards Online
  • Teacher's Guide with Scope and Sequence

Note: Dwane Thomas uses ecclesiastical pronounciation in Visual Latin. For an explanation of the differences, watch this video

Make sure to visit our Resources page for additional Latin learning materials.

Reviews

20Reviews For Visual Latin 1

  1. Kristin

    Just finished lesson 30 (Latin I) with my soon-to-be 9 year old. 15 months of blood, sweat and laughs. We’ve been so pleased with this program. I was able to make minor modifications, given his age, but all in all he “gets it” and can translate very well. Looking forward to Latin II! Thank you for providing these programs to the homeschool world.

  2. A.Z.

    If you want your child to make a good start in Latin we recommend this curriculum. Dwane is a fantastic teacher, with a great sense of humor, my son enjoys the Visual Latin lessons and finds them easy and entertaining. As a language teacher, I know how difficult can be motivating the students, Dwane has a gift. The lessons are interesting and seeing the proud face of your child after his first independent translation is invaluable!

  3. Mandy

    My 15 yr old dyslexic son announced today, “Mom, I like this new Latin program.” After I recovered from the shock of my life, I asked him what made it different from the two more expensive programs we previously attempted? He described how learning verbs and questions in the first lesson made a huge difference. He likes the fact there are no lengthy vocabulary lists but it is all neatly integrated into the text. He likes the fact he gets to circle the answers and “fix” the sentences. He finally understood the conjugation of “sum” despite being taught this twice before by the other programs. [Dwane] does an excellent job of teaching since he is a fluent speaker. He also commented that it helps there is no distracting clothing to contend with. He also liked the fact the DVD was much easier to use than the CD-ROM program we attempted previously that required a lot of distracting keyboard entry. He stated he has to pause the DVD several times to write down his notes but this is not surprising. This child has several “learning disabilities” to contend with – recent testing states he has dyslexia, dygraphia (difficulty writing), ADD that required medication and a 17% processing speed for age. Despite these inherent issues, my son was able to successfully complete Lesson One without the usual frustration and complaints. He was so PLEASED with his accomplishment! He is FINALLY learning a foreign language after five years of failure! While my son uses an English pronunciation, he comprehends the ecclesiastical pronunciation we use at home as well as the DVD. Not sure how this will affect his Spanish studies in the future (did I mention this child is determined to learn Spanish?) but we’ll cross that bridge later. I am guessing the complaint about not learning verbs early on comes from his Rosetta Stone studies… Thank you so much for putting this program together.

  4. Maree

    Thank you for creating this fantastic course. This is helping me learn Latin along with the kids. We LOVE Dwane’s style of teaching. Can’t speak highly enough…. I now know how to identify predicate nominatives & adjectives PLUS I understand masculine, feminine, neuter endings!! THANK YOU for this wonderful gift.

  5. Philip

    I think Visual Latin is a great way to learn Latin. The lessons are very basic and easy to understand, because students can learn by hearing Latin and seeing Latin. It’s a very convenient course, because students can watch the lessons at any time and however many times they want to watch them. I also think that many students will enjoy learning via videos. A student can fast forward the video if the lesson is too easy, or a student can rewind the video if they are struggling with understanding the lesson. I think Visual Latin is a very fun and effective way to learn Latin.

  6. Deneen

    I thought you might find this encouraging and even interesting that I am a 47 year old home schooling mother of two boys, ages 16 and almost 13. I have never studied a second language and neither have our boys – until Visual Latin. Guess what? We’re all three doing this program. I really can’t believe I’m actually studying Latin. I only decided to do this after I decided it would help the older son if he had somebody doing it with him. I had only planned on my 16 year old doing this for his foreign language credits. I’m really actually enjoying this and it gives my brain great exericse – HA! I have been a medical transcriptist working at home for years and knowing lots of medical terms is really coming in handy learning Latin!! Thank you for such a great first experience at learning a foreign language for all three of us.

  7. Leticia

    The download was quick, the visual is clear and the audio is crisp. You are funny, as usual, and entertaining. I’m biased :D I think you’re wonderful!! I also thought the 6 minute short lessons were good as opposed to a much longer lesson for video.

  8. Dana

    Yesterday we did lesson 2, predicate nominative/adjective. I LOVED it! The English grammar lesson was great and so understandable. It was a great review for the kids. Our English program never gave a good explanation for the difference between linking and helping in the state of being verbs. Dwane’s explanation helped my kids have an “aha” moment.

  9. Nancy

    My 5 yoB, 7 yoB and 10 yoG watched it with me and were mesmerized (ok, so was I). I am a wish-I-had Latin student (5 years of French) and am looking forward to learning Latin with my last 3 children. You were personable, friendly, engaging, funny, memorable and straight-forward. Your teaching style meets all our needs…visual, auditory and with the words on the screen, note-taking becomes kinesthetic learning. I like that it is with out “takes” just like a classroom!

  10. Lori

    After watching just a few videos, my son went from complaining about having to learn Latin to Latin being his favorite subject. He thinks that Dwane is a ‘funny guy’ and that learning Latin is fun. As an adult I was intimidated by the thought of teaching a language I did not know. Dwane has made teaching Latin painless. I’m learning right along with my son.

  11. Monique

    I must tell you that your approach to teaching Latin is very refreshing! I have a BA in Spanish, and I have been at a loss to find a language program that makes sense to me. Visual Latin is it! Your introductory videos have been very helpful for me to help communicate to my highschooler why I think Latin is so very beneficial. I am hoping to get her interested as well. Thank you again.

  12. Monique

    I must tell you that your approach to teaching Latin is very refreshing! I have a BA in Spanish, and I have been at a loss to find a language program that makes sense to me. Visual Latin is it! Your introductory videos have been very helpful for me to help communicate to my highschooler why I think Latin is so very beneficial. I am hoping to get her interested as well. Thank you again.

  13. Carol

    Dwane, thanks so much for your Visual Latin curriculum. After trudging through a different Latin program for about a year, my kids were pretty pessimistic. Now, they look forward to learning. Thanks for this practical and light-hearted approach. Our whole family is enjoying the learning.

  14. Brett

    We find the instructor very entertaining. He speaks directly to the students and doesn’t is very human. His humor adds to his teaching. His love for learning languages is infectious.
    The pace the program moves at is very nice. The variety of lecture, sentence practice, and Latin readings is nice. The short (less than 10 minutes) videos are the perfect length to explain the lesson without being too long and our eyes glazing over. The lessons are very focused and not repetitive to the point of boredom. There is just enough reinforcement to grasp the topic.

  15. Michelle

    Okay, My 14 yo son just told me he has learned more in 2 lessons of VL than he learned in 2 years with Rosetta Stone (online through a school license.) He is starting lesson 5 and is excited about of working with Lingua Latina after Visual Latin because, “now that he is translating for Mr. Thomas he is ready for the challenge of working in a book that is ALL Latin.” Again, this a 14 year old boy who loves video gaming, football… he is a normal teenage boy who now also happens to be REALLY excited about studying Latin! Thank you for a great (and very affordable) program!

  16. Christopher

    After watching the sample videos I was convinced my children would enjoy learning this important piece of their education. The lessons are thorough, nicely paced, and even fun. I consider Latin an essential part of an education meant for college-bound students, and Visual Latin definitely fills the bill.

  17. Melissa

    The kids (who are starting 4th grade and 3rd grade) are really enjoying their lessons. Visual Latin has been fun and engaging without being too intense for my elementary schoolers.

  18. Jenny

    My teenagers and I are loving Visual Latin. We attempted a so-called simple home school friendly Latin program a few years ago, but gave up. I never thought we would be able to learn Latin. I assumed I was simply too old myself and that my kids would just need to push through a quick Spanish program through our Florida Virtual School just to get credit on their transcripts. I am so grateful to have found Visual Latin!

  19. Abihake

    My 13 y/o daughter and 12 y/o son are learning tons and ENJOYING learning Latin. Just enough info without going overboard and no jingles which my son really appreciates. My husband was impressed when after 4 weeks my daughter spouts out in Latin during a conversation together. I would recommend to anyone who likes a no nonsense approach to learning Latin that is engaging. Children are able to complete lessons on their own and require very little support on my end.

  20. Lisa Hester

    We have tried a few different Latin curriculums, but this is our favorite hands down! The approach of getting the kids reading and translating Latin as soon as possible is such a great motivator! We are also using Visual Latin with Lingua Latina. Thank you for a fantastic product!!!

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Related Lessons

A. Why Study Latin?
B. How Visual Latin Works

    1. Being Verbs Basics | To Be and Not to Be
    2. Being Verbs Basics | Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives
    3. Gender | Boy Words and Girl Words
    4. Singular and Plural | E Pluribus Unum
    5. Declensions | Meet the Cases
    6. Adjectives Learn to Agree with Nouns
    7. The Case Files | Nominative and Genitive
    8. Counting to 10 in Latin
    9. Active Verb Basics | Indicative Mood
    10. The Case Files | Accusative
    11. The Case Files | Vocative
    12. Changing Your Moods | Imperative & Indicative
    13. The Case Files | Ablative
    14. Meet the Pronouns & Question Words
    15. Pronouns | Relative
    16. Accusing Prepositions of Accusative Case
    17. Verbs | Active & Passive
    18. The Case Files | Dative
    19. Pronouns | 1st & 2nd Person Personal
    20. Pronouns | 3rd Person Personal
    21. Pronouns | Demonstratives: this, these
    22. Pronouns | Demonstratives: that, those
    23. Pronouns | Relative and Interrogative
    24. Pronouns | Possessive
    25. Nouns | 3rd Declension – Regular and i-stem
    26. Verbs | Infinitives – Active and Passive
    27. Verbs | Infinities – Ability, Negation & Indirect
    28. Nouns | 3rd Declension – Neuter
    29. Nouns | 4th Declension
    30. Adjectives | Positive & Comparative
Samples
 

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Visual Latin Questions

There are always some basic Visual Latin questions we often hear. We’ve tried to pull all of them together in one place so you don’t have to go hunting about. (Or so we hope…)

What age is Visual Latin for?

10 and up. Kids need to be able to read, but other than that, elementary kids love it, middle school kids love it, high school kids love it, college kids… you get the point.

How is everything sequenced out?  In other words, what’s a full year of Latin look like?

Visual Latin has two sections to it: Latin 1 and Latin 2. Each is intended to be taught in a single school year (although you can certainly speed up or slow down as you desire).  Both sections have 30 classes in each, which correlates to about 1 class a week.

Is Visual Latin good for high school credit?

In terms of the material it covers, Visual Latin Latin 1 (Lessons 1-30) and Latin 2 (Lessons 31-60) are each good for one high school foreign language credit (2 credits total). By itself, however, it will not provide a full 150 hours of work. Some parents are less concerned about this, but others may want to provide extra supporting materials for upper level high school students. For those who do, we recommend supplementing Latin 1 with Lingua Latina per se Illustrata. (The older version of LL without color is the same text and perfectly acceptable.)  We have created a free Visual Latin/Lingua Latina Teaching Guide that you can use to match them together over a two-year period.  [Note that Lingua Latina is a unique Latin only, college-level book. Visual Latin has been modeled on this book, and in terms of content, teaches exactly the same things.]

If I buy the downloads, do I have to download all the files at one time?

No. The download links stay in your account  and you can access them anytime.

Resources

We've created a number of resources to help you learn Visual Latin. If you purchase this product on our site, all the associated PDFs will be provided as links. If you purchased Visual Latin somewhere else, you can use the links here to get the same resources in our store.

Download the Visual Latin 1 PDF Bundle

Remember to visit Compass Classroom Resources to find lots of free materials and links to help your students learn Latin.