Private Lessons: Greek and Latin Roots
In this customizable Ongoing tutorial-style course, students will learn the most common Greek and Latin root words that give rise to English vocabulary, as well as common English prefixes and suffixes derived from Latin and Greek.
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Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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This learning experience is highly customizable, and ideal for students wishing to build their English vocabulary while learning about word origins. I show a root word, often with a picture on a slide, as well as a few English derivatives. Students will also brainstorm other words that might come from the original Latin or Greek word - making connections like this is a great way to strengthen existing knowledge and build upon it! I will provide students with web resources for investigating...
My background is in Latin and Greek, and in the histories of the ancient Romans and Greeks. My approach to learning Latin and Greek roots is, therefore, unique in its emphasis on the origin language as well as the vocabulary building in English.
pen/pencil and paper are recommended for note-taking!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The root -cide means killing of; because of its frequency in the English language and its connection to so many other roots (homicide, patricide, regicide, pesticide) we do discuss this root in class. If you prefer your learner not to discuss this root for any reason, please let me know in advance and I will avoid it.
MA Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, BA Ancient History, Classical Languages
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
189 total reviews
89 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....