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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'DETER' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word deter. This word is used as a verb and means to discourage someone from doing something, usually using doubt or fear. Synonyms for deter include prevent, stop and avert. The word comes from Latin 'deterrere', a word formed with de- ‘away from’ and terrere ‘frighten'.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
In this unit we learn about planning lessons and get to see examples of lesson planning. The unit brings up the importance of a lesson planning but also that too much planning can make a lesson become rigid and non-beneficial for both teachers and students. The information about what to include and what the plan should look like is also given and the points made in the unit are very good, especially the part where it states that one should keep the plan simple and not to write it down like a script. I think it also might be a good idea to give the students an idea of what you expect from them, especially if you are to assess them and give them grades. The unit also brings up how to be organized and gives us tips on how to plan ahead and what to think about before the start of a lesson. In my experience, flexibility is one the most important thing when it comes to lesson planning. This is also what I find teaching so exciting, that you everyday is different even though you might have the lesson all planned out. Should the students need more time to discuss during an activation phase then you should let them to such extent that it won't cause any problems with the whole semester planning. About timing: how long each activity should last depends on the experience and abilities of the students. If you are a new teacher in a class that you will teach for first time, then you might know by asking other teachers about the students' knowledge. Even if you have the general idea, I think the first lesson should be to measure their knowledge so that you can make your own decision on how to proceed.