SHADOWING

by Evan der Millner, The Latinum Institute

This method makes use of Latin Literal Translations.

Shadowing is a language learning and reinforcement technique, where you listen to the target language while reading a vernacular translation. Reverse Shadowing is where you read a highly literal translation, while reading Latin.

This method is undergoing a resurgence, especially in China and Japan: it disappeared from western language teaching classrooms in the 1800's, but was once a well known method, and was advocated strongly for by Comenius (1600s) and other teachers; a large specialist literature of literal translations was developed for teaching using this method, and Latinum is now publishing some of these in audio for the first time. This includes texts from the range published by John Stirling in the late 1700's and texts that follow the Hamiltonian System, published in the 1800's

OVID'S METAMORPHOSES (Hamiltonian Interlinear System) LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

BOOK ONE - ZIP

Help with reading old typefaces.

SENTENTIAE PUERILES LEVEL:BEGINNER

The Sententiae Pueriles is a book that was in regular use for centuries. The text was composed by Leonhard Culmann and published in 1498. Various editions followed, notably one by Charles Hoole in the 1700's. Hoole was,a prolific publisher of children's books for learning Latin.

John Stirling's edition is particularly useful, and is superior to all the other editions of this book, It is available here read in English. While you listen to me read, you will follow along in the Latin, either out loud, or by silently reading along.

You will be pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this method. One block to progress in language learning is anxiety - this method removes that aspect almost entirely.

These type of materials are also useful for days when you cannot muster the willpower for more demanding studying.

Sententiae Pueriles - ZIP

Sententiae Pueriles No. 1 (Free Access - Gratis)

Sententiae Pueriles No. 2

Sententiae Pueriles No. 3



JANUAE LATINITATIS FUNDAMENTUM LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

This book by Comenius, the Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum, is an absolute gem. Lewis Caroll is outdone. I am not sure what Comenius was smoking while he wrote it, but whatever it was, it worked a trick. This is probably the most peculiar Latin textbook ever penned.

Comenius' goal here is to teach you all the root words in the Latin language, arranged alphabetically.

Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum = ZIP


Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum Letters A to F

Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum Letters G to M

Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum Letters N to Q

Januae Latinitatis Fundamentum Letters R to V



ORATIONS LEVEL: ADVANCED

In Verrem Actio Prima