Understanding word formation – beyond the basics

Forming new words from words we know is a very important skill – how to turn a noun into a verb? A verb into a noun? An adjective into a negative adjective? Not always easy.

There are also quite a few ways of forming new words in English: using affixes ('impenetrable'), compounding ('old-fashioned'), clipping ('brunch'), conversion ('ghosting somebody'), among others. In this course, we'll look at all of these and more!

If you're an English teacher, an advanced user of the language, or if you're preparing for an international exam such as Cambridge C1 or C2, this course is certainly for you!

For further information, please contact us at +55 11 94505-1811. You can also write to higor@higorcavalcanteelt.com.

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I am an English teacher, teacher educator, author, and CELTA tutor based in São Paulo, Brazil. I have been in English language teaching (ELT) for over two decades, and my main areas of interest in ELT are teacher development, phonology, and language development for teachers. Here on Hotmart, my intention is to offer long and short courses for teachers of English in areas such as teaching grammar, vocabulary, phonology, listening, reading, writing, speaking, and much, much more. You can find out more about my work at www.higorcavalcanteelt.com, and you can write to me at higor@higorcavalcanteelt.com

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