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.
A reflection of this unit in teaching pronunciation and phonology is that it emphasizes the study of the physical properties of sounds. Phonology is a study that deals with rhythm, stress and intonation. Intonation was described as the variation in volume and pitch in a whole sentence, in other words, the rise and fall of speaking. Stress bears the principal emphasis in a sentence. Finally, rhythm is also taught using pronunciation and I have learned the physics and anatomy of the human mouth that is used to enunciate each letter to make a sentence.