TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Shem


Shem is from the USA and is currently living in Japan having previously taught English in Africa. In this TEFL review Shem tells how he really enjoyed taking the online TEFL course with ITTT and recommends the course with tutor support and videos as he found the videos to be really helpful in preparing him for what to expect in the English teaching world.

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 lesson on phonology and pronunciation discusses the different ways we pronounce and spell English words. Two words that are spelled similarly may be pronounced completely differently. For example, dear and bear are only one word different but the vowels are pronounced differently. Teaching different pronunciations can be very difficult. One strategy developed by linguists for differentiating the different pronunciations of particular sounds is the International Phonetic Alphabet which assigns different symbols to different sounds such as th, ch, ou, ee, ea, etc.