Serial and Oral Latin Course
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This textbook teaches Latin using the Serial and Oral Method developed by Jean Manesca. He published a famous,and much imitated, French method; in the introduction, he outlined the implementation of the method for Latin. Over 180 years later, Evan der Millner has realised this idea, with the first course of lessons in his 'Serial and Oral Latin Method'. The student is taught one thing at a time, and exercised on it in the target language. The method develops gradually, but in such a way that most of the student's time is spent entirely in the target language, with the result that the student rapidly acquires the language. In broad outline,the course follows Adler's Practical grammar.
Henri Ollendorff 'ripped off' Manesca's method, producing a very popular series of language textbooks, however, he misunderstood the true nature of the Serial and Oral method - so that Ollendorff's books, and Adler's Latin adaptation of Olledorff's German Method for Latin are only imperfect attempts to implement a true Serial and Oral system.