English Grammar - Past Perfect - Teaching Ideas - Teaching English Overseas

 

http://www.teflcourse.net This teaching idea for the past perfect involves matching pictures of historical events with the appropriate sentence and describing what had just happened in the picture using the past perfect tense. For example: A picture of the Titanic would be matched with the sentence "hit an iceberg" and the student should say "It had just hit an iceberg". As the trainer notes in the video; the scenarios in this activity are western centric. When teaching English overseas it is important to bear in mind how you can adapt your activities to make them more suitable or more interesting to your students. Learning about the local culture and history can make your lessons more relevant to your students and therefore more engaging.


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.

The unit covered the techniques commonly employed in classroom management. It includes interactions with the students and the teacher, seating arrangement, working in groups, establishing rapport and maintaining classroom discipline. All of which are techniques which increase the effectiveness of the teacher and the lesson plan, in terms of what is expected to be learned.Another great chapter on the different teacher aids and tools that one needs in order to structure the class and add a variety of stimulants for the students. Its important to utilize some of the technologies that are available to us in order to make an effective lesson but also give the resources to students so that they are able to make more effective use of their time.


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