In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word acumen. This word refers to a person's ability to make good decisions in a particular field. Suitable synonyms for acumen are shrewdness, sharpness, or cleverness. The word is of Latin origin from acuere (to sharpen).
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 discussed classroom management. It was very helpful in understanding the best and different ways to adequately maintain control over the class. One of the things I learned in this unit was how to establish rapport with your students. This includes but is not limited to providing clear and simple instructions, displaying a positive attitude, and the personalization of activities. Another big takeaway from this unit is how to order the classroom. This includes orderly rows, individual seating, and circle sitting among others.