Registration is closed!

If you realize that you don’t have time to do the class, now is the time to let me know so that someone on the waiting list can take your spot.

Now is also the time for the New Students to brush up on your International Phonetic Alphabet skills. Go to Chapter 1.2. There you will find a lesson on how to use IPA, as well as a quiz. Take the quiz at least three times – the quizzes are designed to be taken over and over and over again.

Don’t try to submit your quiz results to me – I don’t need them. The quiz is just for you to get some practice with before I judge any of your work.

Chapter 1.2 doesn’t have any homework to turn in either. You won’t have homework until Chapter 1.3, which will be turned in on Monday, May 2nd.

The calendar is viewable on the website’s navigation. If you click on a day, it’ll tell you what’s scheduled for that day. You can also look at past and future months there.

Contact me if you have any questions via the Submit Homework/PM page.

We have met the maximum 15 new students for Summer 2016! Anyone else signing up for Summer 2016 will be put on the waiting list. If a spot opens up before May 2nd, the next person on the waiting list will get to join the class. The list on the Student Roster is in alphabetic order, and I keep the order of application on my own computer.

If you aren’t sure that you will have time for the class and may have to drop out, please give up your spot now so that people on the waiting list will get a chance to take the class.

If you are on the waiting list and a spot opens up for you, I will contact you to let you know via PM. Sometimes these messages can get lost in Spam-boxes, so be on the look-out. If, by the time registration closes, there are still people in the waiting list, they will be automatically signed up for the Fall 2016 semester.

There are still spots open for the Fall 2016 semester, so if you’re willing to wait, go ahead and sign up for that instead.

I finally finished uploading the last homework assignment! I’ll be making more quizzes during the next month as well, but I wanted to make sure that at the very least all of the homework assignments were written.

The new semester plan is as follows:

January-March: Registration is closed, class is in session
April: Registration is open, class is on vacation
May-July: Registration is closed, class is in session
August: Registration is open, class is on vacation
September-November: Registration is closed, class is in session
December: Registration is open, class is on vacation

This should give me enough time to teach these classes and finish other projects.

Since we aren’t yet caught up to this new schedule, The rest of March previous students have the chance to sign up for the class since they were in the middle of a semester when I decided to over-haul everything. Then the regular schedule will begin in April.

If you check the Calendar widget on the left of the screen, you’ll find all of the relevant dates entered into it.

See you around!

Finally, after many patient months, I can announce a date for the lessons to be restarted! This is because the main website has finally been completed to a point that I can give it a rest and teach again. you can view the announcement for the main website here.

Things that need to happen first:

  • Turn the Homework Assignments into HTML pages here.
  • Write quizzes for the rest of the lessons.

Auburn and I will also be working on more lesson videos, now that we have more time, but those aren’t as important as getting the lessons up and running again.

See you around, hopefully!

At 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, I’m being interviewed about my Tolkien-language work, along with a good friend of mine, The Dwarrow Scholar and you can listen and chat along with others listening to the show here:

Sorry That I haven’t been on schedule with my updates!

I just started a real paying job. It’s 40 hours a week – all of which are on my feet running around and leaving me completely wiped out at the end of the day. So, progress has been slowed significantly.

Things I need to do:

  1. Finish writing quizzes.
  2. Finish updating homework assignments.
  3. Write more scripts for the lecture series

Hopefully I’ll make more headway as my body adjusts to working on my feet.


After the publication of Parma Eldalamberon #22, and the new data therein, I decided that while working on the new version of the website, I could put together a wordpress version of this website too. I did, and I discovered that I can do some really amazing stuff with wordpress and wordpress plugins! So, here it is, the new version of the website. Go register, login, sign up for classes… it’s all on the website. I don’t need to collect your e-mail addresses anymore!

Some of the new fancy things this website has:

  • A form to fill out for registering for the class. No more e-mailing me!
  • A way to turn in homework and contact me through a PM system that allows attachments.
  • Quizzes at the end of every lesson. Or, there will be as soon as I finish a few more of them.
  • A calendar which shows when everything is due.
  • Easy to remember URLs!

As for Parma Eldalamberon #22 – there’s a whole new lesson just on the future tense: Chapter 7.2

The lessons aren’t starting up again until I’ve finished a few more things:

  1. Get the existing students registered.
  2. Finish the new schedule.
  3. Finish updating the homework and adding in new quizzes.

This should only a take a few more weeks to do. So, if you’re a student, please register for this website, using your Student-Roster alias. Thank you!