I took Latin in college and my strongest skill is an understanding of the grammar. If there are any stronger Latin scholars out there please contact me through the comment section, and I will allow you to run this portion of the community.
Do you need any resources?
Yes, and no, but mostly yes.
I will provide a few examples through post; however, I encourage everyone to go to Amazon, or wherever you buy books, and purchase Getting Started with Latin by William E. Linney. The book I used in college was created for that specific class and it resembled Wheelock’s Latin textbook which its primary function is to teach Classical Latin. Linney’s book, although it teaches Classical Latin, has great function with starting Ecclesiastical Latin for adult learners. The author breaks down each lesson into small lessons which allows one to memorize easier at a slower pace. The book doesn’t assume that you know advance grammar terminology, and in fact, doesn’t assume you know basic terms like what is a direct object. The best part about the book is that the author provides a website where you can download the pronunciations for Ecclesiastical Latin!
Tips for Learning:
When learning Latin you have to do more than just translate the language, remember you want to functionally use this language everyday. So when you translate the Latin into English on a separate sheet of paper, remember to read the Latin out loud, which makes the pronunciation MP3s invaluable and a key to your success. After you complete the translation into English set the paper aside for a few hours or a day. After some time has passed go back and write your translation back into Latin.
Hopefully we can get enough grounding to work up to text like A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin By John F. Collins and a work on a few translation from St. Augustine’s Confessions.