Read and Understand Latin/CDROM teaches Latin Vocabulary (more than 7,5000 words/phrases/sentences), Grammar, Sentence Generation, Pronunciation, Reading, comprehension of authentic Latin texts, key aspects of Life in ancient Rome, and provides an Encyclopedia of notable persons/places (over 200 entries and maps) for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. The course is totally interactive, easy and fun to use, requires only the mouse and uses thousands of custom-made color pictures (about 5,000 pictures), sounds (about 5,000 sounds) and illustrated printouts (about 2,500 printouts).
It provides a vocabulary referring to daily life themes such as people, gods, mythology, numbers, clothing, food, animals, colors, location, parts of the body and many more.
It covers almost all of Latin grammar: spelling, gender, number and cases, conjugations and declensions, regular and irregular verb tenses, use of the tenses in an affirmative, interrogative or negative construction, thorough explanations about all parts of speech.
It gives a solid background about Latin phonetics, teaches sound discrimination and presents the characteristics of Latin pronunciation and prosody.
It introduces Latin Reading through selected texts of authentic Latin literature: Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Hyginus, Ovid, Phaedrus, Plinius, Seneca, Servius and Vergil.
Rapid Language Acquisition Techniques are used to speed up the learning process. Teaching material is presented in many different ways (picture, sound, text and handwriting) in order to create multiple stimuli for enhanced memory recall.
The comprehension of the material taught throughout the course is tested with a set of about 6,600 exercises that are fun to do.