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Postby Interaxus » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:08 am

Stumbled across this:

http://books.google.com/books?id=VWRKAA ... 2_2&pgis=1

This book outOrbergs Orberg. And first published 1884. Take a look! Just imagine if someone had written a beginner’s Latin book that packed a similar punch. :cry: Or did they, and it's still waiting to be re-discovered? :D

Mention is made of the Pestalozzian Method? What’s that? Google says:

http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-pest.htm

and:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Heinrich_Pestalozzi

So I must add to my list of pedagogical icons (Erasmus, Comenius, Adler, Rouse, Orberg, etc) a certain Pestalozzi. A Swiss marksman who aimed at the Apple of Knowledge?

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Postby metrodorus » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:08 pm

He was one of the first to propose a 'modern method' of language learning, but he was also influenced by Comenius, he of the Orbis Sensualim Pictus
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pxka ... sensualium

His method was further developed and refined by Jean Manesca. Manesca's introduction makes for interesting reading.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9PwRAAAAIAAJ

In turn, Henri Ollendorff took up Manesca's method, adapted it, and produced a very successful and famous suite of language learning books in the mid 1800s' of which G.J Adler's "A Practical Grammar of the Latin Language" is a Latin version.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GJgAAAAAYAAJ
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