Conversational Latin Audio Course


This post was originally published in 2013
It may contain stale & outdated information. Or it may have grown more awesome with age, like the author.

I enjoyed my single semester of Latin at university, and kept it up for maybe one more semester after that. The method I was using to learn (Wheelock’s) was very time intensive, and I soon found I had little time to maintain the meagre understanding I had attained, let alone study further.

What I needed was an audio course. I had used such a course before to learn a bit of Cantonese while living in Hong Kong. They can be very effective, and do not require hour upon hour of book-study.

Imagine my joy when I came across the Adler audio courses from Evan der Millner. I’ve listened to about half of the first lesson, and have enjoyed it so far. Evan has made most of his material available on Youtube, which is great because it gave me a chance to evaluate the quality before purchasing (not that the courses are expensive – a mere $1.99 US for 9 hours). He has done an amazing job, both in quality and quantity – Evan Der Millner’s Youtube index.

The first set of Evan’s Adler audio courses is available here: Adler – Latin Practical Grammar – Lessons. According to the description, the goal of the course is to get you to be able to read in Latin , and to think in Latin. This is something I want.

I’m interested in they way learning Latin will change my thought processes, and I want to gain a greater understanding of some of the ancient roots of Western civilization. I’d like to know why you’re interested in learning it too, please do let me know in the comments section.

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