I continue to comb through the Internet for more ideas and resources for my Latin students – always on the lookout for more ways for students to get those “reps” in with the language. I came across an interesting website that has potential as a gradual approach to Latin – Ludus Latinus.
The site offers a course (cursus lingua Latinae) for the study of Latin that uses the language itself to introduce new words and grammatical structures. This could be a great complement (or idea generator) for those of us who are using CI (comprehensible input) to deliver instruction. It could also be used as an ancillary resource for teachers who trying to find ways to remediate concepts in class for slower processors. Or they could be the subject of the lesson itself.
The Ludus Latinus course could also be used to supplement the various lectionēs in Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata. It could serve as an inspiration for creating new sentences using your own vocabulary. At any rate, the site seems to be built around the concept of sheltering vocabulary but not grammar – which is a hallmark of CI instruction.