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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'PSYCHOLOGY' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word psychology. This word is used as a noun and describes the science of mind and behavior of a person or animal. The word was created by combining the Greek word psych? (meaning life or soul) with –logia, from the Greek logos, meaning reason.
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This unit emphasizes on Teaching English as new language. Many students find difficulty in learning new language. The teacher should teach vocabulary, grammatical structures and language functions. The meaning, usage(how or when it is appropriate), where the word belongs, how the word interacts with other words, spelling and pronunciation forms part of vocabulary teaching.For low level students, pictures, mimes, discussion,discovery can be used to teach vocabulary. For mid level students, gap fills, example sentences, crosswords, word search, study from texts and dialogues, pronunciation drills can be used to teach vocabulary. For high level students, debates, role-play, story building, etc can be used for vocabulary teaching. For introducing grammatical structures, a teacher should explain the meaning, usage, forms and patterns and spoken and written forms to the students. For low level students, the teacher can teach through discussion, scenario building, prompting, question and answer, picture, drawings, etc. For mid level students, the teacher can teach through gap fills, unscramble jumbled sentences, sentence building, etc. For high level students, the teacher can teach through story building, discussion, debates, communication games, role play, etc. For teaching language function, a teacher should explain the appropriateness of language so that the students can use them for areas such as inviting, agreeing, refusing, suggesting, etc. Language function is most effectively used with boomerang and patchwork type ESA lessons which includes Engage-Activate-Study-Activate because the stress is on activation of language.