2. Root Words (G4-12)


English is difficult because it is a mixture of many western languages. However, if you master the root words, learning new words becomes fun and logical because root words are the basis of all western languages. This is why most SAT Prep Schools teach root words, but English teachers no longer teach root words in the classrooms, and students as a result have limited vocabulary repertoire and suffer greatly in terms comprehension and writing academic papers.

This class fixes this problem for good. Jessie Chen has invented an innovative ways to teach root words in a fun way by playing games–guaranteed your child will love this class!

The class curriculum is developed by Jessie Chen, the CEO of Taipei Debate Academy and Asian Debate League. She is a published author with a Cum Laude in English Literature, Summa Cum Laude in Masters in Teaching English, and a former college instructional aid and a high school English teacher. Jessie as the most competent and innovative English teacher in the United States is documented as she holds the record highest score on PRAXIS Exam.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn 200 most commonly used root words.
  2. Learn the origin of words.
  3. Learn prefix, base, and suffix.
  4. Learn to guess unfamiliar words based on its roots.

Class Details: 

  • Age Appropriateness:  4th grade and up
  • Class Duration & Frequency: 2 hours, once a week
  • Payment Policy: Pay in advance & no refund

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TDA 6A Root Words Speed Tournament, 2nd Round: Boys Win


Root Words 1st Page:  Boys Win

  • Brandon 01:43 minutes        Theodora 01:34 minutes
  • Dylan       01:46 minutes        Haeun        01:57 minutes

Root Words 2nd Page:  Boys Win

  • Andrew 02:12 minutes        Theodora 02:10 minutes
  • Dylan  02:13 minutes           Yvonne       02:17 minutes

Typing Both 1st & 2nd page:  Boys Win

  • Dylan     222 words              Lauren     178 words (5 minutes)
  • Jeremy  172 words             Yvonne    128 words (5 minutes)


Boys:              Root Words 1st Page:  2nd Page

  • Andrew         1:39     minutes                    Ryan           2:35
  • Dylan             1:40                                          Andrew    1:52
  • Brandon        1:43                                         Allen          2:05
  • Jeremy          1:45                                         Dylan         2:13
  • Ryan               1:48                                         Jeremy     2:30
  • Jack                2:11                                          Brandon     2: ?
  • Allen              2:15                                          Jack            3:10

Girls:         Root Words 1st Page:  2nd Page

  • Haeun            1:16                      Haeun    1:19
  • Theodora     1:19                      Theodora   1:19
  • Yvonne         1:28                     Yvonne    1:42
  • Elsa                1:54                     Elsa    2:05
  • Lauren    ?                                  Lauren