In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word bowdlerize. This word is used to refer to the act of removing improper or offensive material in order to make it weaker or less effective. Some synonyms for bowdlerize include censor, expurgate or edit.
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.
During this section I found that a large amount of the information presented did not contain a lot of useful information. The online resources may be helpful in the future, but the information presented in this section is common knowledge to native English speakers. Some of the methods recommended also seemed outdated and pale in comparison to current alternatives.This unit helped answer a question I've had for a while - to use a course book or other materials. I learned that being a non-experienced teacher, it's a good idea to use a course book but to supplement other materials to keep the class interesting. I also learned that I will need to use authentic materials to keep the class interesting and the students motivated.