"Like" us to connect with other students, watch videos, see job offers and even get special discounts.
TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'PUNDIT' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word pundit. This word is a noun and refers to an expert in a particular field who is often consulted by others. Suitable synonyms for pundit include expert or specialist. The word has found itself into the English language from the Sanskrit word 'pa??ita' meaning ‘learned man'.
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.
Unit 12 concentrated on the productive skills: speaking and writing. This unit explains that although speaking and writing are different, they are both used for the same purpose: communicating. Unit 12 states that people speak for the purpose of communicating, to state something, to listen to something or because they are interested in what is being said. In order to introduce a communicative activity so students, the previously stated factors must be included in order to create the need and desire for the students to speak. Unit 12 explains the two types of activities that need to be present in the studying speech: accuracy and fluency. Accuracy is mostly concerned with producing correct language while fluency activities concentrate on effectiveness and the flow of the communication. This unit introduces us to various speaking activities to utilize in the classroom. Controlled activities are based on accuracy, guided activities are based on accuracy, but with a little more creative and productive output, and creative activities, which are fluency based. Unit 12 teaches us that the same factors as those for speaking lessons need to be considered and incorporated into writing lessons. There are a few factors to think about when teaching writing: handwriting, spelling as well as layout and punctuation. Unit 12 offered helpful tips on how to create a typical writing activity lesson and what games to consider for the activate stage of the lesson. I feel these games and activities are helpful and interesting as they involve considerable student interaction without being teacher centered.