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.

The Unit 6, contains methods and a brief review of the past tenses which are one of the most important grammar topics in the process of learning English. Therefore, is important for teachers to have a solid knowledge of this grammar and a proper method to teach this so the students can produce more sentences by themselves, tell stories and be more specific in the daily conversations.This unit goes trough the past tenses in english, which includes past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous. For each type of past tenses, tenses form, usages, common mistakes/errors and sample activate teaching ideas were described with appropriate examples. Moreover, the regular and irregular verbs were mentioned and highlighted for better understanding.