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.

This unit talks about how teachers should approach teaching a new language to students. I have learned a lot from this unit and I believe teachers should be aware of these different approaches. It is important to be able to distinguish the differences and apply them in class. I realize that I've been making mistakes in the past, but now I can't wait to fix and apply them.As an english language learner myself I have learned these concepts in the past as well as present. Verb tenses, especially present perfect tense are very complicated and require lots of study to understand perfectly. I feel like my understanding grows the more often I consider language ideas and this unit has increased my comprehension of the present perfect tense too.