English Grammar - Present Continuous for the Future - TESOL Certification


To be successful teaching English overseas you will need to come up with interesting teaching ideas for your students. This video from one of ITTT's online TESOL certification courses outlines a teaching idea for the present continuous when it is used to talk about future plans. In this activity students are given a diary and have to interview each other about their future plans. For example: Student A: "What are you doing on the 6th?" Student B: "I'm having my hair done." Students keep asking and answering questions until they find a date when they are free to meet. This idea can also be adapted to use with past tenses. On ITTT's TESOL certification courses not only will you learn how the different tenses in English are formed and used but you will also learn interesting ways of teaching these to your ESOL students. For more info check the link above.

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.

There are many different types of tests to assess the progress of students. The tests are helpful for both the learners and the teachers. In my school in colombia I'm teaching at, the tests and evaluations could definitely be improved. The teachers tell the students last minute about the exam, and they only study the specific questions for the exam which I do not think is effective.Transitive and intransitive verbs, much as the text suggests, are not easy, even for native speakers. This unit is very necessary to get practice and all the kinks out as far as distinguishing between the finer definitions of these usages. Compared to the earlier material this is much more challenging. However the modal verbs were very intuitive but hopefully still a good refresher.