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Dr. LaFleur's LATIN PAGES
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Richard A. LaFleur
This site is open to ANYONE, and I hope it will be of some value, not just to my online students, but to Latinists everywhere, teachers as well as students! I will be most grateful to any visitor to this site who wishes to suggest other materials for these pages or other useful websites that should be posted on the LINKS pages. I cannot post all materials, but please email me any resources you think may be appropriate and I promise to give them prompt and careful attention.
MILLE GRATIAS AC VALETE!!
Probably the most important feature of this tutorial and the accompanying texts is the emphasis placed on historical fidelity to the language over convenience. The constant recommendation to read passages aloud gives the student an auditory means of distinguishing between and retaining proper pronunciations and spellings. Of the four foreign languages I have ever studied, this tutorial has been the most exacting in requiring precision in all four features of learning language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
I want to emphasize HOW MUCH I enjoyed doing Doctor Illa FlOra's tutorials, and I LOVE what he's done with improving Wheelock's!! It was a great service moving the footnotes into the main text and clarifying the contents in so many ways. I consider this book to be not just the superior Latin grammar textbook, but a CULTURAL GEM with all the insights that are provided about the Roman world and society. And the supplement Scribblers is equally important for forming the student into a well-rounded learner. Dr. LaFleur's curriculum has set the standard for future Latin instruction!
Michael Aull, EFL instructor and graduate student
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