Discreet vs Discrete - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'discreet' and 'discrete'. Their similar spelling and pronunciation makes them a word pair that is often confused. The word 'discreet' describes something that is unnoticeable and/or modest, whereas 'discrete' refers to something that is separate and distinct. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit covered teaching grammar, vocabulary and functions. It recommended the best ways to choose what to teach students as well as how to use the ESA model in teaching these concepts. I thought it was useful to know that selecting vocabulary should be based on frequency and teachability. There are less-frequently used words which I'll now know to focus less time on, allowing students to benefit from focusing on learning vocabulary that will be more frequently used and therefore more beneficial to their conversational abilities.