Interesting vs Interested - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'interested' and 'interesting'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. 'Interesting' describes the people or things that cause the feeling of interest to someone, for example: Today's lesson about world history is very interesting. 'Interested', on the other hand, describes how someone feels, such as here: I am very interested in learning another language.


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 enjoyed this lesson because it touched on receptive skills and the differences between listening and reading. They are both equally important. I am really starting to grasp the various ESA's such as patchwork and straight arrow. I can see how they are implemented to help educate students better in English. These strategies seem to really work.I found this unit to be helpful in understanding when to introduce vocabulary. It makes sense to take into consideration the age, language level of the students and perhaps gage their interests to further understand how they wish to communicate. The Reiteration of the ESA approach is essential in the overall lesson planning and teaching process.