Programs

Latin & Greek Roots in Modern English

  • Grades9-College
  • DatesJune 5 - September 4, 2024
  • Price$500
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Decipher the meanings of English words by recognizing their roots and learning how to deconstruct their parts. Greek and Latin words serve as the foundation for much of English's advanced vocabulary.

The influence of antiquity also hides in plain sight; Latin and Greek vocabulary are the roots of many English words, particularly words that are three syllables or longer. In this online course, students will have access to 10 self-guided units designed to substantially improve students’ vocabulary, as well as provide the tools for quickly interpreting the meaning of new words. Overall, this course is perfect for students who want to:

The course consists of over 100 hours of on-demand student activities, including recorded lessons, guided practice and tutorials, differentiated online activities available digitally and in-print, self-paced extra practice, and lots of fun online games.

The first part of the course introduces students to the fundamentals of linguistics and how languages are connected, develop, and borrow from one another. Students also receive a crash course in word building, Latin vocabulary, and the transliteration of the ancient Greek alphabet. Each of these lessons is partnered with 20 of the most common roots in Latin and Greek, as well as prefixes and suffixes. The second half of the course consists of thematically organized units that dive into the role of Greek and Latin roots in specific disciplines, including Medicine, Law, Science (Botany, Zoology, Astronomy), Psychology, Architecture, and Art. A final unit reviews broader uses of Latin abbreviations, mottoes, and mythological and historical references from the Greek and Latin worlds that we use today. 

Dates & Times

Students will have access to this course beginning June 5th, 2024. Access to online activities and videos will close on September 4, 2024.

Program Instructors

Dr. Ann Morgan, Parish Episcopal School

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