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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Sabrina
Sabrina took the 120-hour online TEFL course with tutor support and videos. In this TEFL review video, Sabrina tells us how she found the videos to be a very useful part of the course as she considers herself to be a visual learner and the videos made it easier for her to absorb the necessary information. Now she has completed the course, Sabrina plans to volunteer at a local ESL school to gain practical experience.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
Pronunciation must be a part of the course in some way. Phonological things like stress, rhythm and intonation are what give feeling to language and indicate communicative cues, and they can be varied within a sentence and change that sentence's meaning. When we teach pronunciation, it can be the focus of a lesson, take up part of a lesson, or be addressed as necessary, but it should always be addressed in some way. A EFL student will probably never be able to use native-level pronunciation. However the student should still have a good grasp on how it functions within the English language.This unit gave an overview of the essential elements necessary to teach a new language. There are 3 parts to learning a language, grammar, vocabulary and its function, these elements can't be taught in isolation but need to be used together in order to be truly effective. This unit also reinforced the ESA method previously explained in unit 3 using the 'straight arrow', 'patchwork' and 'boomerang' ESA structures. I learnt from this unit how to introduce the area of language being taught, how to select what to teach and what students need to know about each area of learning a new language.