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BO - Life Before Orberg ...

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:




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 Interaxus » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:27 am

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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.

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.
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