Principal vs Principle - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'principal' and 'principle'. These two words often cause confusion for English learners due to their similar spelling. The word 'principal' can be used as a noun and as an adjective. As a noun, it refers to a person of authority, like a school principal, the head of a school. When used as an adjective, it means 'leading' or 'primary', like a principal cause or reason. The word 'principle', on the other hand, is only used as a noun and refers to a moral or standard, like the principle of free speech.

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.

Schools and centres where I worked usualy gave me lesson plans, so I've never done them myself. As I understand now - it would be much easier for me to teach students if I make plans. The instructions of making a lesson plan in this unit a very clear, I'll use the example and change it a little bit. By the way I disagree that information about students age is not important.This unit, again, is another grammar lesson which is readily comprehensible to the average teachers. Straightforward, certain similarities with present tenses in form and usage, though these are all very familiar, it is nice to go through grammatic points thoroughly again. Especially common-mistakes/errors and typical student errors/mistakes are helpful. Thank you very much.