English Grammar -- 'Going to' future tense -- Online TEFL Course


The 'going to' future tense is used to make predictions based on evidence and to talk about plans and intentions. This online TEFL course video discusses two teaching ideas that can be used with the 'going to' future tense. The first idea encourages students to make predictions based on evidence with a weather forecasting activity. The students are given information about the weather in a particular country and give weather forecasts for the following week or month: On Monday it's going to rain in the morning but then it's going to be sunny for the rest of the day. In the second teaching idea students discuss plans for an upcoming birthday party/holiday: We're going to eat at a fancy restaurant. I'm going to have a massive birthday cake. I'm going to sunbathe the whole time. We're going to visit the old temples. Being able to think of engaging teaching ideas for your TEFL classes is an important part of being an English teacher. ITTT's online TEFL course will equip you with the necessary skills needed to make sure that your EFL lessons are educational and engaging.

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 gave some insight to what kind of aids you can use as a teacher to help your students progress and learn more effectively. Being a young person, I found this lesson to be quite easy because technology and aids are used more than ever so I have been exposed to a lot of teaching aids in my lifetime. Overall, useful (sort of) but easy to understand and a well written chapter.It was very helpful to note the difference between accuracy and fluency. It makes sense that fluency matters more for the activate stage, and accuracy for the study phase. I also thought the breakdown of what kinds of activities inspire more accuracy vs. fluency was very helpful. I hadn't thought of handwriting as an issue, so it was good to learn how to address it in the classroom.