English Grammar - Past Perfect - Teaching Ideas 2 - Online TESOL Course


In this online TESOL course video we will look at a useful teaching idea for the past perfect tense. Students are given statements written in the past simple and will have to complete the statement with sentences in the past perfect. Each statement would have been cut out before the class and distributed to pairs or small groups. The student will turn over their card, read out the statement then complete it with their own past perfect sentence. For example: I didn't do my homework ... because I hadn't brought my book home. Teaching ideas such as this become an important part of an English teacher's resources, enabling them to create interesting plans when required. To learn more about this tense and others consider taking one of ITTT's online TESOL courses. Follow the link above for more information.

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.

Unit 17 is about equipments and aids that teachers can use. If used properly they can enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. They can be used for creating variety in lesson method. Thus can help to tetain interest and easier to grasp concepts. But all equipments should be tested before use and the teacher should be familiar with all the equipments that are to be used im class.The many parts of speech make English grammar complex. English can be a very difficult language to learn as many words do not follow the rules describing these parts of speech. There are always exceptions to the rule. I feel that it is important to have a sound working knowledge of the parts of speech of English grammar but it is not realistic to be a walking grammar reference book.