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TEFL Videos - TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 2
In this episode of Chantelleâ€™s TEFL diary she takes us through her experiences with the second unit of her online TEFL course. Unit 2 of ITTTâ€™s 120-hour TEFL course focuses on parts of speech; nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. As Chantelle points out in her video, having a basic understanding of the rules behind parts of speech is an important part of being an English teacher and is something that many native speakers of English take for granted. Although, as native speakers, we may instinctively know when and where to use the different parts of speech; understanding how to explain the rules to an English learner is a very different matter.
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This unit covers some English grammar and structures which may confuse students. However, by describing the functions and appearance that these kinds of grammar may have, teachers-in-training can be aware of difficulties that students may experience with them. For instance, many students will not realize the significance of using passive voice to put focus on the object than on the agent. Or, for another example, many students may not recognize the change in meaning that a verb may gain when used as phrasal verbs. They may find it strange that \"take\" differs in meaning from \"take on\Unit 4 Present tense- one of the major key elements when learning English language. For me, present continuous illustrate the usage to express what is happening at the moment.I believe It's a good idea to contrast the present continuous auxiliary verb 'to be' with other auxiliary verbs, pointing out that 'ing' must be added to the verb in the present continuous form. Using the present continuous for other purposes such as discussing present projects at school or speaking about future scheduled school events will help students become familiar with other uses of the present continuous form.