My son is a tenth grader with no previous experience in foreign language study. He wanted to do this by himself, but left to his own devices on Chapter 1 for the past three weeks, he's obviously lost and confused -- and still won't admit it.
I had intended to work with him on this, and do the next LatinStudy group anyway, so I've spent the past few days working on Chapter 1 myself, and I'm confident that we'll be able to get this figured out.
My question is this: What is a reasonable amount of time to devote to each step? We're using the list in the FAQ (http://www.quasillum.com/latin/faq/whfaq.1.php#0) as a guide.
I realize the big picture is "as long as it takes" but I need to be able to plan our days a little better than that -- the goal being to finish the first twenty chapters in one school year. I don't want to set aside an hour a day only to find we really needed (and should have planned on) two -- and he's even further behind.
I hope this makes sense and that there might be some high school teachers here who can tell me what kind of time commitment they expect from their students to complete the first year successfully.
ETA: I probably should have added that we're also using English Grammar for Students of Latin which should help immensely.