The Mastery series. Latin

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1875 - German language - 98 pages

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Page 96 - To gain a thorough command of the common phrases which the majority use exclusively and all men use chiefly, is the goal at which the " Mastery System " aims, and we think that that goal can be reached by its means more easily and in a shorter time than by any method yet made known.
Page xvi - ... without such facility the process will be tedious in the extreme, and the mastery of every word will be unattainable. Rapidity of utterance should be cultivated in order to secure a greater number of repetitions in each sitting, and thus to economise time and labour, while naturalising each sentence. No one ever gained a fluent command over many words without first mastering a few at a time, and this ought to be done by some clearly defined method wherein those words shall frequently recur in...
Page 97 - Manual of Hebrew, designed to enable Beginners to read the Hebrew Scriptures without the aid of a Teacher, reserving Technical Grammar for the Second Course. I2mo. 3-r. 6ef, Arithmetic, Algebra, Book-keeping, and Mensuration. Arithmetic in Seven Standards, in Longmans
Page v - It is essential to provide for the bond fide acquisition, as contra-distinguished from the study of Latin, because the systems now in vogue ignore and exclude the practice of Oral Composition in favour of the theoretical and critical knowledge of languages, both ancient and modern.
Page v - Mastery is essentially an initiatory process, which takes a middle course between the scholastic and the colloquial methods, studiously avoiding both Dialogues and Grammars at first...

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