Pronunciation and phonology in the EFL Classroom - Intonation


This video is part of our series on pronunciation and phonology in the EFL classroom and focuses on intonation. Intonation describes the variation in volume and pitch when speaking and also carries the message of a sentence. It?s therefore an important part of English language teaching.

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.

This unit was the most hardest unit every, especially in the area Phonetic area. It was interesting learning about the Phonetic script. It was challenging to understand but I believe that I got the gist of it. I don't like unit and did not enjoy it because it had more rules and was not interesting. However,it is important to the acquiring of the English languageBefore this unit, my knowledge of conditionals was very slim. Reported speech is not too hard to understand and makes sense nonce it is explained properly. Using the different types of tenses in the variety of conditionals can be slightly confusing and difficult. This material must be taught correctly, or it may be hard for an English learner to grasp the concept.