In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word catastrophic. This word is used as an adjective and means extremely tragic or horrendous. Some synonyms for catastrophic include tragic and disastrous. The word comes from the Greek word katastroph?, meaning to overturn.
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 covered the receptive skills of reading and listening. It also overviewed the problems that may arise during the teaching of these skills. I am looking forward to teaching these skills because I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to become comfortable with them, particularly with listening when it comes to listening to native speakers.As a student the 'atmosphere' in the room is important. This takes a big part of the teachers behaviour on the class. If a teacher smiles and approacheable student would feel free to ask question if they have confusion. If they ask questions it means that they are listening and clearing vague thoughts as they are on the understanding process of the lesson concept.