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TESOL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Cameron
Cameron is from London, UK, and attended the four-week in-class course in Buenos Aires because he wanted to get out of his comfort zone. He is also passionate about helping others and teaching English abroad seemed to be the perfect fit for him. In his TEFL review he speaks about his experience at our in-class center in Argentina. He gained valuable teaching experience with children and adults and is excited to put
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 13 involves teaching pronunciation and principles of phonology as summarized below. Phonology is the study, science, analysis and classification of the physical properties of sounds and increasingly means the whole sound system. Unit 13 covers stress, rhythm and intonation. Intonation refers to the variation in volume and pitch in a whole sentence and carries the message of the sentence. Intonation has various patterns: ? Rise/ fall intonation such as I haven?t seen him for a week with the pitch rising until ?him? and fall to normal where speaking started or lower. Falling intonation such as I?ll see you at six, then indicate completion of speak and inviting feedback. Intonation falls when finished speaking. ? Fall/rise intonation such as Hi, How are you doing? Good morning! These may indicate surprise, disagreement or frequently the speaker want a response but may indicate speaker is not finished talking. ? Level intonation, flat, such as carry on, don?t stop or I understand, which often indicate the speaker does not really have that much to say and perhaps does not want to communicate. Intonation serve as predictors of the nature of forthcoming information with an example given of reading results to hear how the newsreader sounds, always pausing between each club and the number of goals scored. There are techniques to indicate and teach intonation. These technique