More than 50% of the words we use today are derived from Latin. Many of these, of course, are words associated with science, medicine, and law, but many of these words we use for sports, business, cooking, music, etc.--including "etc."! Students who want to increase their word power in English can do so by either studying Latin in a traditional way or by learning some basic root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
Star Channels Latin II instructor Joan Jahnige will teach Latin Roots for English Word Power. Throughout the programs, she also will show aspects of Roman and Greek lifestyles and customs that will make it easier for the student to relate to and therefore remember the Latin root.
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