I taught Latin I for 20+ years in the public school system and stayed frustrated with the texts we were given to use. Now that I'm teaching independently and can choose my own text, I'm going with the Oxford Latin Course. The vocabulary is similar to other texts, but this series gives accessible translations so students can master that important skill early. I'm also pleased that the OLC does not give dull grammar exercises but presents important concepts and gives practice through the cartoons, the translations, etc. The lessons are short and move quickly. The cultural info is also good. Other than wishing for more info on derivatives, I'm enjoying using it to teach Lain 1 students.