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.

This unit is helpful because it has taught me the different kind of tests that are offered to the students. The unit also taught me which tests are appropriate and when they are appropriate. I have learned that tests are helpful for evaluation and tracking the students' progresses. Tests can help the teachers to see what the students need to improve on.In this lesson,I had learned more about the correct structure and grammar rules in stating sentences with conditionals. I have also learned about direct and indirect speech and how to turn direct speech into indirect sentences. The lesson is quite confusing at first but as I go through the exercises, I was able to familiarize myself more with the rules.

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