English Grammar - Other Future Forms - TEFL

 

In a previous grammar video we looked at the future simple, future continuous, future perfect and future perfect continuous. In this video we look at three other forms used for talking about the future. These are the 'going to' future, the present continuous and the present simple. The 'going to' future: Subject + verb to be "am/is/are" + going to + base verb. It is used for intentions/things decided upon before speaking as in: "I'm going to teach English in Korea next year". The 'going to' future is also used when making predictions with evidence. The present continuous: Subject + verb to be "am/is/are" + present participle. This is used to talk about future arrangements that we might have such as: "I'm starting a TEFL course next month", this is saying that the course is paid for and the start date has been set. The present simple: Subject + base verb. This is used to talk about scheduled or timetabled events in the future such as: "The first class starts at 11am". The future tenses are just one part of the grammar covered in our TEFL course. If you are interested in taking one of our courses, either online or at a training centre, please check the link above.


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.

At first when reading this unit, I didn't understand the relevancy of it. But as I was able to understand the different external tests available to EFL speakers, it made me realize that I would want to be a resource to my students if they are interested in pursuing English in their future lives and careers. I think that tests are important to tracking the progress of the students.This unit covered conditionals and direct and indirect speech. I felt I learned the most from the section on conditionals, it was very clear and helpful. The section about reported and direct speech was ok. The General concept was explained, but I don't feel it was detailed enough since the questions on the test were worded a bit confusingly. Overall this unit was enjoyable to read.