English Grammar - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas - TESOL


In this video we look at a TESOL teaching idea for the past continuous tense. For this activity students are put into groups and are handed pictures of people doing different activities. The pictures are placed upside down in a pile and the students take it in turns to turn them over. When they have turned over a card they must make a past continuous sentence based on the picture they have. For example: If they turn over a picture of a woman swimming they would say: She was swimming yesterday. For more advanced students this activity can be used to compare past continuous and past simple. For example: While I was doing the washing up, I broke three plates. Becoming a TESOL teacher enables you to travel the world experiencing new cultures while earning a living and helping people to learn the global language. Taking TESOL course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to make you an effective teacher of English. Visit our site by following the link above for more information on the courses available to 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 all about reading and listening and what various ways students use them and why they are important. The unit covered various examples of reading and listening types, as well as many detailed worksheet examples to even better clarify for the reader. Reading and listening are extremely important to language and its important to know how to do both effectively.This unit has assisted me to understand about trouble shooting and what scenarios one can expect in the classroom.I have learnt to keep students interested in a lesson and realise that when a student speaks in their native language they could be bored or they don't understand something.in terms of this the lesson needs to be interesting by using visual or listening skills