The Word Nerd is the most comprehensive English language word origins, facts and grammar skills programme in existence for students, and there's every chance you'll learn something too.
We all take language for granted, but where does it really come from? How did words that we use everyday come to be? What are the longest, strangest, oldest words? My contention is that through better understanding of language, we can all live a richer, more expressive life.
The Word Nerd is a guided programme that requires only a few common classroom resources. It places a heavy reliance on good, old-fashioned teaching including use of the whiteboard and many, many questions to students. Just follow the steps and take your learners on a wonderful journey through the fascinating history of the English language.
This programme can last up to 6 hours and be broken into as many smaller segments as you please. Many of the activities can be repeated time and again.