How to Learn a New Language

Perhaps you are familiar with the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.

If you need a refresher, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the story of an early American merchant who spends quite a bit of his time at sea. As Bowditch sails around the world selling his wares, he teaches himself various languages. He begins with Latin. After Latin, he teaches himself Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

How does he do it?

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3 Ways Latin Benefits YOU!

Sure, we could use the same tired reasons for learning Latin that everyone else uses:

Learning Latin will enhance your study of history, fine arts, and literature. You’ll be able to read the Latin in state mottos, hymns, and old buildings. We could tell you that reading Cicero and Virgil in their original language is divinely beautiful, or even that learning Latin builds character.

All those things are true, but unless you are already a Latin enthusiast, chances are you don’t care.

Instead, here are 3 practical reasons why Latin can benefit the average person...

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