How to Pronounce 'ASSERTATION' - English Pronunciation

 

In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word assertation. This word is a noun and describes the act of asserting. The word comes from the Medieval Latin word 'assert?ti?n' meaning “to affirm or assert”.


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.

Unit 19 talked about teaching special groups categorised as follows: beginners, individuals (one to one), young learners, business English, monolingual and multilingua.
In terms of the first category, the beginners group, I have learnt that they can be of any age and that can be further broken down as: absolute beginners (no language knowledge), false beginners (some exposure to the language), adult beginners & young beginners (self-explanatory) and beginners without the Roman alphabet (alphabet needs to be taught to this group.
I have also learnt few things to keep in mind when teaching beginners such as: keep it simple, be visual, use drills, be supportive, be patient and play lots of interactive games with the.
The second category which is the individuals (one to one), Unit 19 elicited few ideas that could be used while teaching individuals such as: use needs analysis, cover all skills, concentrate the teaching on their interests and vary the activities and teaching approac.
The third category which is the young learner, I have learnt that they needed to be praised regularly, it is good to do a lot of repetition, allow simple speech, reference individuals, prepare a lot of activities due to their short attention span and keep it fu.
Unit 19 also talked about classroom management which again, I appreciated and learned so much from this Unit because during my personal teaching career teaching young learners I have faced so many behavioural problems but this Unit has given so many ideas and insights of how to tackle this issu.
The fourth category which is the Business English, I have learnt that I do not have to be a Business expert and the common problems that we face teaching this group such as: tiredness, mixed abilty, erratic attendance levels and motivation can var.
I have also learnt the typical process for teaching this category as follows: level test, needs analysis, group needs negotiation, plan out the syllabus, test and evaluate progress and post course evaluatio.
The final category taught in this Unit was the monolingual and multilingua.
Monolingual students are a group of students who have the same native language while multilingual students will have a range of first language.
The final consideration in relation to this category was the advantages and disadvantages in teaching both the monolingual and multilingual group.



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