Gratias tibi ago

10th March 2006 at 00:00
Potentia secum sit! or to translate, 'Good on yer'! "Latin man with a Transit van", TES, February 24).

Around three-quarters of our language is rooted in Latin. Study of it makes it easier to spell, interpret unfamiliar words, write logically or learn other languages.

Having introduced a Latin club at our primary school and used many of the techniques one would with a modern language, I believe Latin can be seen as an enjoyable living language. To Alex Horne I can only add: Gratias tibi ago.

Grace C P Reader Crumpsall Lane primary school 36 Derby Road Manchester

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today