Recommended text: Our Greek and Latin Roots by James Morwood & Mark Warman, Cambridge University Press, 2006 & 2007, $15 and less on

At home: Watch "Grammar Spice" go over the history of English in 10 minutes! (YouTube is not available at school.)

The Greek & Latin Roots of English

Our Greek & Latin RootsWelcome to the Greek and Latin Roots of English. In this class you will learn to recognize and decode English words which come from Greek and Latin. This will help to expand your English vocabulary, which should help you do better on tests such as the SAT or TOEFL. We'll start out with a little bit about English itself and then get into the culture and impact of ancient Greece and Rome.

Lesson One: Download .pdf file

The Story of English - The Mother Tongue - Please watch this British video on the history of the English language.