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New Latin Language Textbook from the Polis Institute Press

This Latin language textbook is based on a new technique developed at the Polis Institute, Living Sequential Expression (LSE), which makes learning a new language easier and more enjoyable.  LSE is inspired by two ideas of François Gouin: the importance of sequence in the learning process, and the need to express basic human experience through the language we learn.  Both ideas are reflected in the pages of Unus, Duo, Tres, which are rich with illustrations of sequences of actions to be observed, read, and finally enacted and retold by the student in Latin.  As a result of this approach, students quickly gain an intuitive understanding of the language, making it much easier, faster, and more natural as they progress from internalizing the basics through more advanced levels. 

Unus, Duo, Tres can be used alone as a guide for the beginner student’s foray into Latin.  The primary focus is on commands, short dialogue, and simple narrative sequences.  However, it is best used in conjunction with a more developed language book such as Forum: Lectiones Latinitatis Vivae (Polis Institute Press, 2018), which contains a broader range of dialogue, activities, and exercises. 

Unus, Duo, Tres: Latine loquamur per scaenas et imagines

(One, Two, Three: Visual and Sequential Spoken Latin)

By Christophe Rico

Edited by Fabrice Butlen

Language:                  Latin

Length:                       294 Pages

Dimensions:               (8.27 x 0.7 x 11.02 inches

Available in:               Paperback       $42.90


About the Polis Institute Press

Since its establishment in 2011, the Polis Institute in Jerusalem has been teaching ancient and modern languages by applying known methods as well as other methods specially developed at the Polis Institute.  This approach, referred to as the Polis Method, has been successfully used to teach thousands of students a second language. In 2015, the Polis Institute Press was established to publish works based on the research done at Polis, namely monographs and textbooks related to the fields of languages and humanities.  This includes a series of language learning textbooks that reflect the Polis method.