Etymology: Word Origins

7:30pm, 6th May 2021 - 8:30pm, 6th May 2021

Dr Lillian Fawcett


$50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members | $45.00 Specialist Teacher

Registration Closed

Event Details

Etymology: Word Origins

One of the main reasons for why there is a mismatch between the spelling of a word and how it is pronounced is because spoken language is continually changing and these changes are not usually reflected in corresponding changes to spelling. In addition, English has arisen from the intermingling of many other languages. Therefore, to truly understand the English language code, you also need an understanding of the origins of words and the interrelationships of words which share a common history – this is etymology. In this workshop, Lillian will discuss the etymology of some words and share how this knowledge can be used to assist students with improving their reading and spelling.

Dr Lillian Fawcett is a specialist literacy teacher with over 25 years of experience and university qualifications in education and psychology. She has developed a range of spelling and reading programs based on well-research literacy acquisition and memory retention principles which has enabled her to successfully help hundreds of students improve their literacy skills. Numerous teachers and schools throughout Australia are currently using Lillian’s evidence-based Cracking the ABC Code programs.


Schools can Register their Teachers using the Workshop Registration Form below.  Payment can be via credit card (preferred) or Invoice. 

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Please note this workshop will be delivered online through the platform, Zoom. You will receive any handouts, together with the Zoom workshop link via email on the morning of Thursday, 6 May 2021.  If you have not received an email by 10:00am on Thursday, please check your junk mail. 

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded and updated prior to the workshop start time.  This is a LIVE event only and will not be recorded. 


Important Notes  

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day after the event.  
  4. Certificates will not be issued to participants if a School / Organisation has not finalised payment by the day of the Workshop. Once payment has been finalised, the certificate will be emailed to the participant.