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Hi-<br>
I'm thinking of using Rosetta stone for Latin, instead of our current curriculum. I think my daughter would benefit from the speaking/ microphone part- I dont think we are getting the pronunciation part right.<br>
She just turned 9.<br><br>
What is different about the homeschool and regular rosetta stone?<br>
What makes people LOVE rosetta stone so much? (This from adults using it, not kids)<br>
Do kids love it?<br><br>
thanks<br><br>
brenda
 

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People like Rosetta Stone because it is an immersion type program that teaches less through grammar and more through speaking. That's the exact reason why I don't think it is a particularly good choice for Latin, which is less about speaking and more about grammar.
 

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From what I have read, the HS version and the regular version are exactly the SAME! The ONLY difference is that the HS version come with the ability for parents to track what the student is diong..<br><br>
In MY book, the BEST part of the HS version is that it can be purchased on the installment plan!<br><br>
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We have the HS Latin version of Rosetta Stone, and it's great for pronunciation. My 7yo, who is still learning rules of English Grammar, and I are also using Wheelock's Latin with workbook for the grammar stuff. It's really important in Latin, and since you can't really 'immerse' yourself in the Rosetta Stone product, it's a good combination for us both.<br><br>
My girls used it for a few years and learned a lot from it. We didn't supplement with other Latin stuff for them, so the main things they got were about word origins and how to figure out what something means, etc.
 

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Personally, I do not own a RS product. My mother IS about to purchase....Italian for her trip to Italy. I am torn between buying Spanish (practical), French (business/I WANT to) or German (want to).<br><br>
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I want the Latin for myself! I've always wanted to learn latin I think its helpful for learning other languages and sciences.
 

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Do you want "real" Latin, or just a roots program? I picked up a cool text last year called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWords-Ideas-William-J-Dominik%2Fdp%2F0865164851%2F" target="_blank">Words and Ideas</a>. It's more or less a word roots program (for high school or adult) that gives many words and roots an historical or cultural context.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you want "real" Latin, or just a roots program? I picked up a cool text last year called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWords-Ideas-William-J-Dominik%2Fdp%2F0865164851%2F" target="_blank">Words and Ideas</a>. It's more or less a word roots program (for high school or adult) that gives many words and roots an historical or cultural context.</div>
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I think real latin. I mean, I would just like to study/speak it as a hobby.<br><br>
Guess I'm weird.
 

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I think real latin. I mean, I would just like to study/speak it as a hobby.<br><br>
Guess I'm weird.</div>
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Not weird at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We used a combination of <a href="http://wheelockslatin.com/" target="_blank"><i>Wheelock's Latin</i></a> and <a href="http://www.lingua-latina.dk/index2.htm" target="_blank"><i>Lingua Latina</i></a> (Orberg) in university and I haven't yet seen a better introduction for adults.<br><br>
My oldest is doing <a href="http://www.livelylatin.com" target="_blank">Lively Latin</a>, and we'll probably follow this with <a href="http://galorepark.co.uk/product/textbooks/127/latin-prep-book-1.html" target="_blank">Latin Prep</a> from Galore Park alone or in combination with <a href="http://www.cambridge.org/us/education/latin/" target="_blank"><i>Cambridge Latin</i></a> or <i>Lingua Latina</i> (slowly). She's on the young side, so I'm in no hurry to rush ahead. I would prefer to concentrate on vocabulary (hence more than one program) before hitting advanced grammatical constructs. She might have other ideas as to pacing, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
 

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Wheelock's Latin and Wheelock's Latin workbook. (The text can be found free in a library). Find a speaking Latin program at your library (like Rosetta Stone or Berlitz). Do the excercises, and look online for more Latin instruction.<br><br>
Rummy Roots is a fun game for Latin root words, and there are tons more (we have a lot of Latin stuff, but it's spread all over!).<br><br>
Good luck, and have fun!<br><br>
love, penelope
 
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