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A 7 year old aspiring to learn Latin

Posted: 2014-09-03, 19:06
by Dome
First post here, so I hope I'm not breaking any protocols.

My 7-year old has done likewise with Latin.

I am looking for advice on the best way to proceed with his request

I speak a good bit of Russian and a small amount of Spanish. English is our native language. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Re: A 7 year old aspiring to learn Latin

Posted: 2014-11-25, 17:31
by Pendulum
Dome wrote:First post here, so I hope I'm not breaking any protocols.

My 7-year old has done likewise with Latin.

I am looking for advice on the best way to proceed with his request

I speak a good bit of Russian and a small amount of Spanish. English is our native language. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.


But how did he first hear about Latin? Who told him about that language? Does he have any idea that it's a dead (I hate that word, anyway) language? Would you be his teacher? Did you know that Montaigne's (the French author) first language was Latin rather than French? He was given a German tutor in Latin as soon as he started to talk, and even the servants in his household would speak to him as a child in Latin.

Re: A 7 year old aspiring to learn Latin

Posted: 2014-11-25, 20:48
by Hoogstwaarschijnlijk
Maybe your child will like to read with 'Miffa ad mare', a Dick Bruna book in Latin. (Nijntje/Miffy)
Well, it's quite difficult when you don't have a basis yet, but still.