How to Pronounce 'PURPORT'- English Grammar
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "purport". This word is a noun and is a synonym for the words implied or conveyed. The word comes from Middle English and Anglo-French and was first used in the English language in the 15th century. An example sentence with the word purport includes: Everyone was informed of the purport of the letter.
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Those are teaching beginners, individuals (one-to-one), young learners, business English, and monolingual and multilingual classe.
A beginners class can be broken down into five categories: absolute beginner, false beginner, adult beginner, young beginner, and beginner without Roman alphabe.
In teaching a beginner class, we must remember the following: keep our language simple; be more visual than verbal; get the students talking with the help of questions, repetition drills, pair work, and interactive games; praise them as often and be supportive and encouraging to increase their confidence; respond to each student's needs; be patient, do no over correct their mistake.
Teaching one-to-one has both its advantages and disadvantage.
The class will not have differing language levels, the students are usually motivated, and the student's needs are clearly identifie.
In teaching individual students we must remember the following: conduct a needs analysis to find out what they need to know; discover their interests to incorporate into the lesson to make it more interesting; cover all skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking); and vary our activities and approache.
Children are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and posses an innate curiosity for the things around the.
In teaching children, we must keep our speech slow and simple, and must always use English as the medium of instructio.
We must have lots of repetition and interactive communicative game.
The use of gestures, mimes, props, and pictures are encourage.
We must give reference to the child, and positive encouragement and prais.
Since their attention span is quite short, we must prepare lots of activities that are varied and fu.
As a teacher of children, we must not put a child on the spot for it can lower their confidenc.
And we must not be afraid to act silly together with the.
The \"dos\" to minimize class discipline: be aware of their problems at home and outside the classroom; change classroom dynamics, their seating arrangement, groupmates, or pairmates, as often as possible; and be fair and consistent with each chil.
However, we must not use physical punishment, get angry, or break the rules we set up (be a role model.
There are three ways in teaching business English: one-to-one, in-company, and in-schoo.
In all, students are usually called \"client.
\" Clients can range from early 20s to mid 50s, and may come from various departments in the compan.
Therefore, a class will have mixed abilities and motivation.
Tiredness, from working all day, and attendance may pose a problem, so therefore activities can be planned to be less challenging or lessen the inpu.
A typical process in teaching business English starts off with a level test, then a needs analysis to discover what type of information (lesson) they need to kno.
A group needs negotiation is then conducted to prioritize, as a class, their needs and expectations from the clas.
We can then plan our syllabu.
Throughout the course, we must conduct tests and evaluation to check for progres.
And at the end of the course, a post course evaluation is give.
In teaching business English we must remember the following: we are there to teach English and not business; to tailor the activities to be relevant to them, we can shadow our clients during their work; be professional in both demeanor and attire; keep records of attendance and tests; do not gossip about clients to other company staff; and do not use the native language in clas.
Multilingual and monolingual classes have both advantages and disadvantage.
A multilingual class is usually taught in an English speaking country but will have a variety of L1. Therefore, the students will be forced to speak in English as it is a common language, but there will be no common language difficultie.
Since it is conducted in an English speaking country, students are more exposed to English and have the opportunities to use i.
A multilingual class has a variety of ethnic backgrounds, therefore we must be culturally aware of their culture and custom.
While a monolingual class will have similar L1, and is usually conducted in the students' home countr.
However, the students are less naturally exposed to English and have less opportunities to use i.
Since the students have a similar L1, it is likely they will also have similar language problem.
And they are able to help each other using their L1, but it is advised to discourage the use of L1 for higher level.
Similar cultural background can also mean it is easier to identify the interests of the the grou.
This lesson has given me a preview of how to conduct and what to expect from teaching special classe.
They have similar things in common but I must still adapt my teaching style to the needs of the clas.
I had my concerns at the start in taking up a class on how to teach business English since I don't have any prior knowledge or experience in the fiel.
However, the unit has cleared up a few of my concerns as well in teaching special case.
Now I look at these types of classes with a bit more confidenc.