How to Pronounce 'THANATOLOGY'- English Grammar


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "thanatology". This word refers to the description or study of death and of the psychological mechanisms for coping with the phenomena of death. The word derived from Greek mythology where Thanatos was the personification of death.

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.

I think the contents of this unit have a direct effect on the preparation of our classes. It is very useful for teachers to know the steps of a lesson, what kind of activities we can use, what is more appropriate in each of the steps we have to follow and be aware of the applicability of an activity, that is, if it is really eficient for that class or not.This unit contained one piece I had just recently discussed with a fellow teacher: frameworking. In addition, it presented a couple of other themes that bear some looking into, including CALL and Speech Act Theory, neither of which I was familiar with. Speech Act theory does seem to be a bit nuanced, so this particular theme will take some getting used to.