How to Pronounce 'HOBBIT' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "hobbit". This word was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his 1937 novel "The Hobbit". Today, the word is widely known because of the immense popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books and the movies made from them.

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.

From my point view, unit 10\" could be considered as one of the most important parts of the course so far as it is a visual aid to comprehend all the previous contents affectivel.
From the first demonstration video it can be said that the teacher?s manner and attitude is not appropriat.
It could be easily seen when he starts the lesson with no ice breaking activity as well as the way he uses to give instructions for each activity and responding to students? wrong answer.
Moreover, three important elements to establish interaction and rapport such as eye contact, gesture, and voice are not used appropriatel.
All mentioned above give the student high amount of stress and anxiety leading them to be stressed and uncomfortable during the lesso.
Additionally, according to classroom management and teaching techniques mentioned in previous units, his style of teaching does not allow students to be exposed to the language and be involved during the lesso.
Furthermore, students need a certain amount of input from the teacher which I think the teacher bombards students with a lot of contents on the board and also his language point presentation is so complicated which is higher than the level of student.
Also, his excessive and complex verbal explanations makes it even worse therefore students are totally confuse.
His ESA teaching method is not effective due to the kind of activities he has chosen as well as representing and applying them since there is no ?Engage? stage to let students discover the language themselves, and ?Study? and ?Activate? phases are not appropriate and he does not monitor students properl.
On the other hand, in the second lesson, according to teacher?s suitable manner and attitude, the eye contact, voice, and gestures as well as the proper rapport and interaction, the way students are involved and encouraged, his simple language presentation and instructions, and effective engage, study, and activate stages, we can see appropriate techniques used by the teacher allowing students to comprehend the language in a safe environment which could help them be confident , encouraged, motivated, and involved in all parts of the lesson which eventually leads to a successful clas.

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