Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'figuratively' and 'literally'. Even native speakers commonly confuse these two words. The word 'figuratively' is used when talking about something metaphorically. 'Literally', on the other hand is used for things that are real or really happen. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.

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.

In this unit I learned about each specific type of the parts of speech. I didn't realize there were so many different types of specific types of each of them. This gives me a better understanding of why people who don't speak English have troubles when learning the language. It is very complicated because words can be used in many different forms but still be spelt the same.There can and will be difficult scenarios regardless of the situation in which you are teaching in. There will be days where everything goes perfectly fine, and then there are those days where you can not seem to get anything right. When you have those days just know that what you are teaching, you are helping someone else out that normally would not have this opportunity.