English Grammar - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas 3 -- Online TEFL Course


The teaching idea in this video is for the past continuous involves students miming an action; however, unlike the mime activity for the present continuous students will not be doing the mimes for others to see. Instead they will stop the mime before the other students open their eyes. The students will then have to say what their classmates were doing before they stopped. For example: You were driving a car. You were eating a sandwich. Being able to come up with interesting teaching ideas for what students often see as boring grammar points is an important skill for any English teacher. Taking an online TEFL course with ITTT will give you an understanding of the grammar points that you need to teach when starting out as a new teacher of English and will also give you some great ideas on how to teach them. Follow the link above to find the right type of online TEFL course for you.

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 was really helpful to me because I have no teaching experience. It really put my thoughts in order and now I have a clear view of how a lesson should be planned. Variety of activities in all stages of the lesson were given and an explanation of where and how they are suitable. Also few online resources were given so we can download materials to use in classroom.It was surprising to see the huge difference in the outcomes of each lesson just based off the attitude of the teacher. Providing examples of lessons with and without engaged students gave me insight on the actions I should and should not take when conducting my lesson. I most likely will not refer back to these videos when I plan lessons, but, nonetheless, it was useful.