How to Pronounce 'ELOQUENT' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word eloquent. This word means a person who is fluent and also persuasive in both speaking or writing. It can also refer to the action of clearly indication or expressing something. The word comes from Latin eloqui meaning to speak out.

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 outlined the some benefits, potential problems, and thing to keep in mind when teaching different kinds of groups. These groups included beginners, individual students, children, business English, monolingual classes, and multilingual classes. When teaching beginner groups, it's better to keep the classes as visual as possible, use clear and simple instructions in English, go slowly with the course material, and revise constantly. Avoid telling the students that something is 'difficult', instead focus on what is easy, and also don't over correct their mistakes. This will most likely smother their confidence. When teaching an individual student, find out exactly what they want to learn, or need to study, by administering a Needs Analysis. Find out about their workload and family life, to identify whether there may be practical problems which could stop the lesson. Guided conversation and vocabulary building are things to focus on, as well as reviewing old material. When teaching children, use English for the instructions, speak slowly, and use direct sentences. Use as many visuals as possible. Keep activities short, because children have shorter attention spans than adults. Be consistent in whatever you do because children need clear boundaries. Also, don't make threats you aren't willing to follow through with. When teaching business English classes, find out what your students need from you by administering a needs analysis. Mid-way through the course, ask each student how they feel it is progressing, and whether their needs are being met. During the course, keep track of attendance, material covered, cancelled lessons, and any changes to the course. Most businesses require a report be written after the course completion. Multilingual classes have people from many different backgrounds. They will most likely share only English as their common language, which can be used to advantage for conversation and communication activities. Monolingual classes will all be experiencing the same problems with English, and so those problem areas can be targeted in the lesson better than in the multilingual classroom. However, there is a greater risk of the native language being used during discussion and conversation activities. Making the work task oriented, by getting the students to produce a final piece in English, will encourage use of English. Also, monitoring more overtly, by carrying a pen and pad, may remind students they must be using English where they can.

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