Hello. Lately, for the first time ever, I've developed an interest in learning Latin as I have some time off over the summer once my exams are finished. I'm starting my A Levels in September but Latin, Greek or any Ancient History/Classical Civilisation A level courses are not offered at my college, or indeed at any institution for miles around. Is there any way I can self-teach it to a reasonable level? I have seen that Teach Yourself have Complete Latin, and Get Started in Latin books, and I've also seen that Cambridge Latin Course offer courses for independent users, but they seem incredibly expensive. £175 for Book 1, £200 for Book 2 etc. It would cost £900 just to get up to GCSE level! Has anyone else learnt through them?
It seems that if one wants to begin learning the language, there aren't many teachers of Latin and distance learning through CSCP might be the best option. Has anyone else self-taught? I'd be interested to hear comments from other students of the language. How hard is it? Is it worth the effort?
Last edited by 21stcenturyphantom; 15-06-2012 at 21:56.