An Ensemble of Enthusiastic Etymologists: Latin and Greek Roots Class
In this Ongoing Class, students will learn approximately three Greek and/or Latin root words and several English derivatives per lesson.
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Completed by 28 learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
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If you want to increase your English vocabulary, learn where over 60% of English words originated, distinguish the parts of speech more clearly, or simply revel in the glory of pulchritudinous verbiage, this class is for you! In this class students will learn the Latin and Greek origins of many English words. We will discuss parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.), as well as prefixes and suffixes. In a typical lesson, I will present a Latin or Greek root (or the full origin...
This class is taught in English.
Students will increase their English vocabulary by learning the Greek and/or Latin origins of many common - and some uncommon - English words.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The suffix -cide appears in many English words and combines with other roots to create meanings (e.g. pesticide, homicide, suicide, regicide); some students may find these topics disturbing. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly.
MA Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, BA Ancient History, Classical Languages
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
209 total reviews
105 completed classes
Hello! I’m Larissa Laver and I’ve been teaching since 2008. I’ve worked with young children through young adults over the years: I have taught Pre-K through collegiate level courses and literally every grade in between at some point in my career....