Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'figuratively' and 'literally'. Even native speakers commonly confuse these two words. The word 'figuratively' is used when talking about something metaphorically. 'Literally', on the other hand is used for things that are real or really happen. 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 explains to the teacher how to expose English as a new language to students using the ESA method. It identifies factors to consider when teaching vocabulary, criteria to use when selecting the same, what students need to know about a vocabulary item, and techniques for teaching it. It balances this with language structure where students’ need to know what language means; its use, form and how it is said/written. It concludes with language functions which explains the formality and informality (among others) of language.