Greek and Latin Etymology

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Key takeaways
What is ‘etymology’ and why it is important.
Understanding Greek and Latin root words.
Using Greek and Latin root words to understand vocabulary in context.
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

Have you heard of root words? In this class students will be given an overview of how to understand words in context by gaining an understanding of why Greek and Latin root words can help you understand long, complex words in the context of which they are written. This class focuses on 'etymology' which is the study of the origin of words. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 to so that they excel and advance their contextual understanding of known and unknown texts. 

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Suitable for:

This class is aimed towards students in Year 7, 8 & 9 or S1, S2 and S3.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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