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  1. Corie on November 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I just wanted to let you know how amazingly awesome you are!!! I tutored Essentials for a few years and now have directed Challenge for 2. I have told all the families in my community about your Latin resources. They will be a tremendous help for our students who struggle with Latin or finde some of the curriculum difficult to interpret. Thank you Thank you thank you!!!

    • Betsy on November 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you! It has all come from my own personal struggle with learning along with my son. I’ll keep making more! Thanks for sharing.

      • Kim on July 6, 2021 at 12:55 pm

        I am new to Latin with Andy. Are there helps for teaching Challenge 2 Latin (Henle Latin Second Year?)

        • Andy Strauss on July 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm

          Yes! We have videos covering all of Henle 2!

  2. Annette on March 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I was wondering if you decline and conjugate every single vocabulary word on the charts. If you do, what does your daily schedule look like? 2 Nouns, 2 Adjectives, 2 Verbs a day? I’m a teeny bit confused. 🙂 Love the charts!

    • Betsy on March 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      I’d start with one idea at a time and build from there. We’ll decline 1st declension nouns until we’ve mastered it, and then move on to 2nd declension. We use the charts to complement whatever concept we are studying at the time. It’s a very flexible thing!

  3. Natalie Christensen on March 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Dear Betsy,
    A month or so ago I purchased, for $8 your “Latin Verb” package, I thought I had downloaded it, but I cannot find it any where. How do I get that again? I’ve looked through all my e-mails even and I can’t find it from you.
    Thank you,

    • Betsy on March 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      I just resent the email. Let me know if you still have any trouble downloading!

  4. Gretchen Peters on September 20, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I just signed up for the Latin with Andy (3-month) subscription. How do we cancel at the end of the 3 months? I didn’t see any option in my account settings. Thanks.

  5. Lorie Saito on September 29, 2017 at 1:23 am

    You refer a couple times to a song you sing for nouns (or declensions–can’t remember exactly which). I was wondering if you’d be willing to share the song? I’m in the process of learning latin and anything that would help would be appreciated.
    Love your website!! Lots of great resources 🙂

    • Betsy on September 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Andy has learned the songs through Classical Conversations Foundations memory work. If you don’t have access to those, I have a student who used this song to learn all of the declensions:

  6. Renee Wang on October 5, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Hi Betsy,
    How do we correct the exercises on each of the worksheets? I thought it was from the Henle answer key, but just realized it was not the same…I guess that would be a conflict. Please help!!
    BTW, love all the printables! It has made Latin much more organized and less chaotic!


    • Betsy on October 5, 2018 at 11:58 am


      You are correct, the video companion guide worksheets are only for Andy’s videos. You should be able to look at the very end of Andy’s video for that exercise and see the answer. The answer key is the video! Andy walks through everything on the worksheet, so if it looks like his when you’re done, then you’re good to go! So glad the printables have helped. We needed them too! 🙂

  7. Corina Treece on January 1, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Betsy, on your Challenge Progress Tracker, how do you use them in class when tutoring? Do you take them up and have them in front of you and take notes in them? I am not sure how they would be notes in their book that they take home with them. Do you have coorporation with parents for fill out the at-home section?
    Do you look at that section each week? Also, how you you use the tutor/peers section in class? Since the CC portal does not provide challenge assignment trackers this year, have you already created your own or are you no longer using those for in class. I am directing and need a quicker and better way to keep track of progress. Thanks.

    • Betsy on January 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      In class, I would just use them when students were presenting. That way I could make the usual notes I would take in their notebook for them to take home. I have not found a good way to track completed assignments from the class without taking up too much of our valuable discussion time in class. I’ve pretty much gone with the “keeping short accounts” method and let parents know ASAP if a student didn’t come prepared overall for class or is seeming lost in a subject. It is a constant challenge to keep up communication, but I keep trying! Hope this helps!

  8. Julianna Elizondo on February 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I just purchased these documents and cannot download them. I guess I lost the link. Can you send me another link?

    • Betsy on February 16, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      I see you registered for the yearly membership. If you are able to log in to Latin with Andy, just go to the tab called Printables and you should see all the documents there.

  9. Corrie McClure on February 3, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I’m working through Lesson 9 and Andy mentioned an “answer key.” I didn’t realize that there is one. Where can I find it?

    • Andy Strauss on February 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      Hi there! As of right now, we do not have an answer key to go along with the video companion guides. The answers to the video companion guides are the videos themselves, in which I work through the given examples. I believe the answer key I referenced was the Henle answer key. There are several answer keys to go along with Henle. My favorite is the answer key in the study guide that Memoria Press published. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  10. Amy Weisz on September 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I am tutoring Classical Conversations Ch. 3 this year.. is there ANY chance that Andy might finish his videos to include the rest of Henle 2 translations of Cesar or Henle 3 Cicero translations? That would be so wonderful!!!

    • Betsy on September 14, 2020 at 9:53 am

      My husband is tutoring Challenge 3 this year as well! Yes, the translations are challenging. Andy has created fun little videos about the Helvetian drive to the west on YouTube (, but no official translations. He decided instead to create two stories of his own for translation practice. They are at the very bottom of the Printables page. One is an easy translation of the book of Jonah, and the other is a story he wrote himself! It’s called Maxima Vipera. Both include a “literal” translation, a more poetic or smooth translation, and all the vocabulary and helps a student might need. He noticed in his own journey that going from the Henle exercises to Cicero was a big jump, and that he would have liked something easier to practice on first. I hope that helps!

  11. Cindy on February 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

    We are just starting CC in Ch. A over halfway through the year(because we just found out about the program), and my 14 yr old has never been exposed to Latin before, and neither have I. She did not have the advantage of the previous CC program building blocks.
    So we have been following Andy’s Code Breakers for a couple of weeks, but now I’m thinking that Code Breakers is intended for PRE-Ch. A kids.
    If we pay for a membership, will that be where we can start with the actual Henle First Year studies where Ch. A kids are? Would you recommend that?
    I hope that makes sense.

    • Andy Strauss on March 1, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks for your interest, and I’m so glad you found the CC program! I went through the program myself and loved it! Code Breakers was created for pre-challenge A kids, but only because we wanted to provide help for students like yours who have never been exposed to Latin. Jumping right in can be scary! Once you feel your student is ready, she can start Henle. The membership you are asking about gives you access to a library of videos and resources that cover everything from the very first lesson of Henle all the way to the end of the second Henle book (which your student will finish in Challenge 3). I have created a video explaining the concepts behind every exercise and lesson in both of these books, so wherever you are in your studies you will be able to find some extra help explaining the concepts being presented. Also, once you subscribe, you will get access to a private facebook group where other families using this resource help each other out. There, you can ask me specific questions about the Latin you are encountering, and I will do my best to help out!
      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions!

  12. Vicki StClair on March 29, 2021 at 11:36 am

    I am needing to do highschool Latin work and wondered if Latin with Andy covers the entire Henle Book 1.

    • Betsy on March 30, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      Yes, Latin with Andy covers the entire Henle Book 1. Andy also covers the entire Henle Book 2 and provides plenty of helps for 3rd year as well! 🙂

  13. Melissa Vergara on July 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I’m trying to figure out how to cancel my membership. Can someone guide me, please?

    • Betsy on July 15, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      We would love to help you out – all membership questions may be emailed to and we will get right back to you. Thanks!

  14. Romaine Rodgers on August 12, 2021 at 10:53 pm


    As a member of Latin by Andy, How can I get a free copy of the Latin vocabulary quiz? You mentioned that this product is free for members under the printables section, however, I could not find it. Thanks for your assistance.

    • Betsy on August 13, 2021 at 11:44 am

      They are at the bottom of the printables page – just keep scrolling. There’s a lot of printables! 🙂

  15. Rene on January 17, 2022 at 4:53 am

    Good afternoon
    Is it necessary to have Henle 1 when doing the Latin Code Breaker?
    Or should I start with Code Breakers and then move on to Henle First Year?
    I have never studied Latin and will be learning a few weeks ahead of my student(s).

    • Betsy on January 17, 2022 at 7:56 am

      Code Breakers is an introduction to Latin, so you don’t need the Henle text yet.

      • Rene on January 17, 2022 at 8:13 am

        Thank you. How long would you say Code Breakers would take? My sons are 11 and almost ten

        • Betsy on January 17, 2022 at 8:42 am

          I offer several schedule options in the supplemental materials packet, but generally, if you took one lesson a week, you could be done in 5 weeks. At their age, I wouldn’t rush through the material, but take 2-3 weeks per lesson really focusing on learning the vocabulary. This keeps the lessons short enough to not exceed their attention or interest, and won’t stress anyone out! Keep it fun and enjoyable!

  16. Ellie on February 4, 2022 at 1:48 am

    I’m getting an error message when I try and subscribe. Paypal won’t work and if I try my visa I get this message “Error #11586. DPRP is disabled. DPRP is disabled for this merchant.” I’m trying to sign up for the quarterly subscription. Any suggestions?

    • Betsy on February 7, 2022 at 9:31 am

      Sorry for the troubles! The error is unfortunately on the PayPal side. The way around it is to select the Stripe option when registering. You don’t need a Stripe account or anything – just use your card like normal, and that should work. Thanks for your interest!

  17. Samantha Rice on March 10, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Hi., Next year, I’ll have a ChA student and a Ch2 student. Will I have to pay for two students ? Do the worksheets and charts described above come with the subscription or do we have to pay separately for those as well?

    • Betsy on March 13, 2022 at 5:29 pm

      All memberships are considered family household memberships, so you wouldn’t need two memberships. All videos and printables come with the subscription. Everything is included! We have it set up like a resource library. I hope that helps! Also, feel free to email us at with any other questions you may have.

  18. Erin Hoenshell on April 2, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I have noticed that you have Books of the Bible flash cards connected with your website. I had a set of flash cards from Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and have lost them. Walk Thru the Bible no longer has the same flash cards as they have updated them. The set that I had matched the ones I see on your website. My question is would I be able to purchase a set from you?

    • Betsy on April 18, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Unfortunately, we do not sell the older version. So sorry!

  19. jennifer crisco on September 1, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Question?? We’ve recently started Challenge A and are so thankful for these tutorials. We are wondering if we are missing something though or is Andy using several other vocabulary words than what’s in our books?

    • Andy Strauss on September 5, 2022 at 9:34 am

      Thanks for the encouragement! To answer your question, yes, I do indeed use different vocabulary than the Henle books. This is to avoid copyright infringement. I don’t want to essentially recreate Henle and make using the book pointless! Still, much of my vocab is similar to Henle’s vocab, and I’ll always provide the vocab for you on your video companion guide, which you can find at the top of each lesson. Remember though that Grammar is the most important part, and I do match Henle’s concepts with every exercise. Plus, if you’re interested in the National Latin Exam, you’ll find that I use a lot of vocabulary that will be needed for getting a good score! Let me know if this answers your question, or if you have any more questions!

  20. D MORRISON on September 20, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Just checking if you have a sample of the Latin with Andy before we subscribe?
    Thanks so much

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