Between vs Among - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video breaks down the difference between "among" and "between". The word "between" is used to refer to two or more things that are distinct. A great example would be: "Choose between the red and the green socks". Here, we use "between" as the socks are clearly different and separated. "Among", on the other hand, is used to refer to things that are part of a group or mass, such as in this example: "Choose among all your socks" here we use ?among? because we are talking about all of the socks. Let's take a look at two more examples to make the difference even clearer. "I am walking between Baker Street and 5th Avenue." Here, we are talking about two separate streets and use 'between'. "I am walking among my friends." In this example, we're talking about more than two people and need to use 'among'. When unsure about which word to use, simply thin about if you are referring to something that is clearly separated or something that is part of a mass or a group.


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 final unit was just a quick overview of some problematic situations I will encounter as an EFL teacher. They were all scenarios I had thought of, but it was useful to have them identified as the main ones. I believe my most suitable characteristic will be patience and calmness when encountering these problems. I look forward to this new exciting and challenging experience!After reading Unit 20 I found out some of the most common problem situations that teachers can have in the classroom. There are also many ways of dealing with problems presented in the unit. I also learned various creative activities that can be used on the first lesson in order to make students involved and create connection between students - students and students - teacher.

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