English Grammar -- Present Perfect Continuous -- Teaching Ideas 2 -- TEFL Certification


The teaching idea covered here is one that would be particularly appropriate for more advanced English language learners, those who can use different tenses accurately. The activity is a board game that focuses on comparing and contrasting the tenses, focusing on the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Continuous. Each student takes a turn at rolling the dice and moving around the board. For example a student could land on a square that says "Something you have been learning for a long time." An appropriate answer for the student could be "I have been learning English for a long time." The next student takes a turn and could land on a square that says "A beautiful place you have visited." This time the student could use the Present Perfect rather than the Present Perfect Continuous by answering "I have visited Paris." Students can be encouraged to ask follow up questions by using a variety of tenses and creating a conversation. A combined TEFL certification course may be appropriate for you. Our combined TEFL course options offer the main benefits of both our online and in class TEFL Certification course. 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.

Going through this unit made me realized that my grammar needs some refreshing. I saw a few things that I naturally do because I am fluent in English but I did not know the actual rule for it. For example the order in which things are described, size, age, color, material, and noun. I think it was a good refresher for me and a good reminder that I gotta stay on top of it.In that unit I have learnt about most common problems teacher can face during the lesson and how to deal with them. Last unit explains how to conduct first lesson well, how to work in large classes and what is the best way to solve difficulties in listening tasks. What I found specially useful is a part about reluctant students and some solutions to change their attitude.