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Lingua Angelica I Set

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Lingua Angelica I Set

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This set contains a Student Book, Teacher's Manual, Music CD and Song Book

    Lingua Angelica is an excellent Christian Latin reading and translation course.  The CD contains 4 Latin prayers and 24 Latin hymns beautifully sung by a 6 voice a capella choir.  The student book provides facing vocabulary, space for interlinear translation, and grammar word study exercises.  In addition to well written instructions on how to use the course, the teacher manual contains a complete copy of the student book with answers to make the teacher's job easier.  We have also included a song book with the musical scores and short histories for each piece.  All 4 Latin prayers and 12 Latin hymns are covered in Lingua Angelica I.

     Lingua Angelica introduces your students to translation in a systematic and "do-able" method.   Christian Latin should always be the first step in learning to translate Latin literature because it has shorter, simpler sentences, and clearer word structure than classical authors.  Just like you wouldn't study Calculus before you learn Algebra, you shouldn't approach Caesar, Cicero, or Virgil before you conquer Christian Latin.  As Cheryl Lowe put it "Christian Latin is infinitely easier to read than classical authors so why would you start anywhere else."

     These hymns and prayers are so timeless and beautiful that all students begin by memorizing the Latin verses and english translations.  Because these hymns are set to music, your students learn them faster and remember them longer than a traditional memory exercise.  Lingua Angelica is designed for all ages so even preschoolers can learn to sing and memorize Latin hymns. Beginning Latin grammar students can also add hundreds of words to their vocabulary and use the workbook as a beginning translation text.  More advanced students will study various examples of Latin syntax and grammar by translating the complete hymns.  

     By learning these hymns and prayers early, students will be introduced to grammar forms and syntax that will help them advance more quickly in their Latin studies.  Later, when you introduce ideas like the passive voice or subjunctive, you will be able to point it out in several of the hymns they have already memorized and studied. Your students will realize understand these concepts faster and better as they realize they already know how to use them.  By using these hymns as an introductory translation text, students in our school have made huge leaps forward in their Latin grammar studies and advanced through new material with less frustration and confusion.  We wouldn't conduct a Latin class without it.

Just imagine, in a few short months, your child will be reciting and singing some of the greatest works of Christian and Latin literature.  And, to help your pocket book, the same songbook and CD used in Lingua Angelica I is used in Lingua Angelica II which will be available this fall.  You will only need a new teacher manual and key.  Lingua Angelica II covers the 12 more advanced pieces through the same organized and "do-able" method.

     Note: This is not a replacement for a Latin grammar course.  It is a wonderful translation course for all ages designed to be used along with any Latin grammar course. (of course, we recommend Latina Christiana for beginners or Henle Latin for more advanced students.)  Also, by having your students memorize and sing the songs in Lingua Angelica they will have a great head start before the even begin a Latin grammar course.  

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This item received 5 stars overall. Wow! We love this set of Latin hyms!

Wow!  We love this set of Latin hymns!  O.K., O.K...we haven't actually been able to fit it into our curriculum.  Latina Christiana is such a complete program that we haven't felt the need to supplement.  STILL, I love Lingua Angelica all the same.


ADVENT is when we use this program the most.  We set aside our regular book work and try to do Advent Activities.  I haven't been able to s Full Review...

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