In a fragmented world, people cry out for connection and meaning. In schools and colleges where test scores are king, students cry out for connected, meaningful learning. The Tres Columnae Project is building a joyful, connected community around the fascinating subject of the ancient Romans – their language, customs, history, and the amazing influence they had on so many cultures and societies. You’ll meet some fictional residents of the Roman city of Herculaneum, escape with them when their home is destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and follow – and even create – their further adventures in places as diverse as Roman Germany, Judea, Egypt, Spain, and Rome itself.
Unlike a conventional, school-based Latin course, Tres Columnae is designed for deep learning, not shallow “coverage.” You decide how much – or how little – time you want to spend on each lesson. You decide how quickly – or how slowly – you want to progress. You decide if you want to explore things that seem especially interesting or valuable to you.
Unlike a typical language textbook, Tres Columnae lets you choose the style of learning that works best for you. Some learners prefer an “inductive” approach, where you figure out patterns for yourself, then confirm your understanding and apply what you have learned. Others prefer a “deductive” approach, where the pattern is explained for you. A textbook – or a teacher in a classroom – typically makes that decision for you, and that decision may not work with the way you learn best. But with Tres Columnae, you can choose the approach that works best for you – and you can try out both approaches, or a combination, any time you want. Not only are you in control of your learning, but you are actually learning about how you learn best … and that will help you tremendously, both now and in the future. You can even try out your “less-preferred” or “less-dominant” learning approach any time you want to. Over time, you’ll develop the skills and confidence to do well in any type of learning environment.