Alvarus omnibus salutem dicit.
Given that I see a lot of people who want to learn Latin but can not because of the lack of time or proper methods (and that is why this forum and webpage exist, to try to solve this problem) and since I haven't seen any references to the Schola Latina Universalis, I could not help posting this. I sincerely hope this it is not against the principles of this Forum.
In this Schola the Latin language is taught using a method published by the french publishing house Assimil. For those of you who don't know anything about this there is a polyglot in Youtube who posted a video about this language-learning books: http://youtu.be/XLvTEqXqlsI
There are also some reviews on the Internet on how to use this method: http://ourbrainhurtsalot.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/one-of-the-best-language-learning-methods-assimil-how-to-use-it-and-review/
Given that three different courses start in september (more info in the webpage of the Schola: http://avitus.alcuinus.net/schola_latina/ratio.php
) I wanted to tell you about it just in case someone doesn't know and gets interested. The courses are taught for free, with a pace of a lesson every two or three days, depending on the course (Sermo Latinus I, Sermo Latinus II or Sermo Latinus I&II [the 'intensive' course], and this is the 10th year the Schola teaches its course.
Although the original book is published in French and there is a translation to Italian, you can get a working translation into English or Spanish from them if you don't understand very well those languages.
“Captivæ Graeciæ lingua in paucorum Eruditorum memoria hodie vivit; laborandum est, ne omnino intereat linguarum pulcherrima” Balbinus, Verisimilia Humaniorum Disciplinarum, XII, 3.
“In omni disciplina infirma est artis præceptio sine summa adsiduitate exercitations” R. ad Herennium, III, 40.