Lingua Angelica is a Christian Latin reading and translation course. The CD contains 4 Latin prayers and 24 Latin hymns beautifully sung by a six-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. Included in the set, is 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. (The remaining 12 hymns are covered in Lingua Angelica I.
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 understand these concepts faster and better as they realize they already know how to use them.
The same song book and CD used in Lingua Angelica I is used in Lingua Angelica II. You will only need a new teacher manual and key. Lingua Angelica II covers the 12 more advanced pieces through the same organized and doable 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.