“[T]he overwhelming number of teachers who have used oral-aural techniques in their Latin classes . . . have reported improved results. Students who felt that they no longer needed the use of the language laboratory have shown marked improvement when they returned to the use of the tapes.
“There is another cogent reason for oral-aural drill in Latin. The goal of the course is to read Latin literature in Latin; this literature was intended to be read aloud, and certainly we could not call a student proficient who could not pronounce Latin readily and accurately” (Waldo E. Sweet and Judith B. Moore, authors).