3x3 Drilling


When learning the English language students are regularly confronted by vocabulary that is new and unfamiliar to them. In order to learn how to pronounce these words correctly the students needs to hear them modeled correctly by the teacher. 3x3 or choral drilling is a technique that is often used to aid students in learning correct pronunciation. The 3x3 technique involves the teacher clearly enunciating the new word to the class who then repeat the word back as a group. The process is then repeated twice more. After the choral drilling the teacher then indicates an individual student to repeat the word to the rest of the class. This process is again repeated twice more with different students. In addition to teaching the pronunciation of new words, 3x3 drilling can also be used to help students overcome common pronunciation difficulties caused by specific English letters and sounds that are not used in their own language.

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 went over the the different classroom methodologies of teaching a class. While i did consider the amount of focus put on ESA model informative i did find the follow up questions to be somewhat pedantic. The amount of suggestions for applicable use in the different stages of class was very informative and inspiring. In all this unit has been the best so far.Reading and listening is one of the important aspect in English language. When a students receptive skills are well established, the productive skills becomes easy to accomplish. From this unit, I have learnt about how to read and listen and how to teach it effectively to students. Also, I have learnt about how important it is in choosing a text or topic for students.