There is a difference between clickbait and taking your potential students for idiots.
Because of what I do, YouTube constantly recommends me videos and channels about languages in general.
There aren’t many people doing much on Latin, but every once in a while a video jumps out at me.
The other day I saw a video titled something like “Learn Latin in 10 minutes”. Obvious clickbait.
The video is a mere reading (quite good: I’ll give him that) of the beginning of Ørberg’s Lingua Latina. I also have to admit that it is very well edited: each sentence is accompanied by related images or videos.
Mind you, as far as I could see, it falls into the nefarious practice of not even citing the source: at no point does it say that the text is from Lingua Latina (again: that I could see).
Surprisingly, the comments were full of people orgasming about “having learned Latin in 10 minutes”.
I think there are very few things that can be learned in 10 minutes, let alone a language!
Latin (like any language) requires great effort and dedication. I’m not just talking about grammar, but even reading practice.
That’s why I emphasize that, apart from grammar, morphosyntactic analysis and translation, one must constantly practice reading… from the very first moment!
We’ll get to that, but, for now, you can start with your basics.
P. S. Yes, among the comments of the video in question there was also the fool saying that the pronunciation was bad (I understand that because he doesn’t use the Italian pronunchachone).