Latin for Beginners by Benjamin D'Ooge
- Quality: Great! Solid English-Latin and Latin-English exercises.
- Ease of Use for the layman: Difficult
- Age Recommendation: any age so long as the student has studied grammar and the parent has a good handle on grammar
- Price: FREE download of book and answer key at http://www.textkit.com/
What I love about the program is that it focuses on the mastery of 600 Latin words in the first two parts. In addition, D'Ooge presents the grammar in such a way that students can beginwriting in Latin from the start! Since my classes focus on composition and real translation, this is a great aspect of the book. Students want to know how to write in the passive voice much earlier than other books present the passive voice, so D'Ooge offers a balance, teaching present, imperfect, and future tenses in the active and passive voices before introducing the perfect tenses.