I've looked into Latin programs once, but never really knew what to look for in a good program. So you can imagine my excitement when I was chosen to review this program. http://www.thelatinroad.com/index.html
Latin Road to English Grammar is based on the Church Latin (Italian) pronunciation because it is the closest to English and it is the only Latin you will hear spoken today. Not only does this program teach Latin but English grammar as well. So you cover two subjects with one program. It is geared towards grades 5th through 12th, and once all three volumes are completed it will count as 2 credits of foreign language and 1 credit of English grammar for High School. Each lesson should take about an hour with the parent working along side the student...the first 20-30 minutes are done together and then the second half each works seperately. This way the parent is learning along with their student.
I have to admit that this was the part that was hard for me to do, with six kids I didn't always have the time to work alongside my students. So, because of this I utilized the audio cds and teacher training dvds. The audio helped to teach us the correct pronunciation of words and the teacher training dvds helped to answer the typical questions that have been asked over the years.
This program was designed with the idea that you (the parent) do not have any background in Latin (which was perfect for me). So the lessons are all laid out for you. There is a little set-up prep for the parent (putting the notebook together), but other than that it is basically open and go. All-in-all, we really enjoyed LREG program...my kids didn't hedge when it was time to do Latin and they are retaining what they are learning.
The cost of this particular program varies. They offer different packages, so I will give you the whole package price and all it includes. You can see the different packages here: http://www.thelatinroad.com/volume_one.html
The Latin Road to English Grammar package includes: COST $249
-- Materials for the TEACHER --
--Textbook: 142-page textbook which makes a clear presentation of the forms, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin with relationships to English. Translation exercises, word studies, and readings are included.
--Worksheets act as quizzes following each chapter.
--Tests to be completed every two chapters.
--Teacher’s Guide: your notebook all set up for you with lesson plans, all answer keys, and verb charts.
--Vocabulary Cards: keyed to the textbook and color-coded with extra large print for easy oral drills.
--Audio CD’s: Correct pronunciation of all forms, vocabulary, exercises, and readings on 2 CDs.
Teacher Training DVDs
-- Materials for the STUDENT --
--The LATIN Road to English Grammar Text with worksheets and tests.
-- White 3-ring binder with the 10 professionally printed index tabs he/she needs to begin this study.
-- Our Latin Comprehensive Reference Guide showing at-a-glance all the Latin grammar that he/she will learn through this 3-year study, color-coordinated to the 3 Volumes; a great reference tool.
-- Colored Notebook Paper - enough blue, pink, and yellow notebook paper for the student for the year to coordinate the vocabulary notebook pages with the vocabulary cards for easiest memorization.
-- Colored Ink Pens - blue, black, brown, red, and green ink pens to complete the coordination of notebook pages and vocabulary cards.
Here's some free samples you can download: http://www.thelatinroad.com/free_sample.html
They also offer The Bridge to the Latin Road for grades 3rd-6th and The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading for grades K-4th.