February 14th, 2010 - Introducing word roots in discussion classes

posted Jan 15, 2012, 10:46 PM by Hamamatsu JALT   [ updated May 23, 2012, 6:43 AM ]

Introducing word roots in discussion classes

Kevin Demme

Kevin Demme presented a fascinating workshop and look at word roots. Mr.Demme added to the enjoyment of the afternoon by giving an articulate manifestation of his genuine love for the history and pattern of the English language. Teachers acquired an efficient method to add to their toolbox that will give students a few pattern epiphanies instead of having them memorize vocabulary word by word. Participants were given some challenging activities such as creating definitions for esoteric words, then pairs had to figure which among the many created ones was the correct definition supplied by Mr. Demme. We are thankful to Mr. Demme for giving us a reinvigorated appreciation of the logic and rich history of the English language.

Reported by Patrick Hanchar

Feb, 2010