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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'GOLEM' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word golem. This word is a noun and refers to a figure brought to life by magic in a Jewish legend. The word comes from Hebrew g?lem meaining ‘shapeless mass'.
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Teaching aids are utilized in the classroom to make lessons more interesting, varied, effective, and less dependent on the course books. These range from the black/white board to resource books, from CD players to websites from the internet. Each equipment has its pros and cons, and important principles for an effective use in the classroom. When using a black/white board, having a board plan will maximize the effectiveness of board work. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) provide more visually stimulating lessons but may be more time consuming when creating lesson plans. An alternative to the board, are overhead projectors (OHPs). Visual aids such as real objects or pictures, are able to convey meaning more easily than simply explaining verbally. There are a few other electronic equipment that can both be used by the teacher and students, such as a cassette recorder, CD player, videos and DVDs, and video camera. Dictionaries, course books, and resource books, together with worksheets, supplement each other as teaching aids in the classroom. One of the more popular teaching aid is the use of the computer. It provides various usages like in creating worksheets, useful reference tools (installed programs or through the internet), playing a video or audio file, and providing a means to online sources. I've learned that the equipment and resources found in the classroom are not the only teaching aids we are able to utilize. Cameras, computers, videos, real objects, are as effective as those typical classroom teaching aids. I just have to be creative in planning my lessons; to think out of the box.