English Grammar -- Present Perfect Continuous -- Teaching Ideas -- TEFL Courses


Being able to use the correct tense when communicating with others is essential. We often use more than one tense when talking to others so it is important that our students have the confidence to be able to know which tense to use in any given situation. For the teaching idea in this video a card game is used to give students the opportunity to ask questions and give answers using more than one tense, in particular reinforcing the Present Perfect Continuous tense. The activity requires the students to work in pairs, taking it in turns to ask a question and give a correct answer. Each card will have a result and a reason, and one student will be required to form the correct question and the other student the correct answer. ITTT offers a variety of TEFL courses. For example, for teachers who are considering working with younger students, ITTT offers the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners. Young learners can be one of the most rewarding of all groups to teach and ITTT's course will provide you with the tools to be an effective teacher of young learners. To find out more about this course and other TEFL courses ITTT offers simply follow 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.

While reading through the beginning of this unit, I found myself unable to explain why common errors that students made were incorrect when referring to an actual learner. After completing the unit along with the accompanying worksheet, I now feel very confident in my ability to effectively explain the twelve tenses of the English language. It has been a very helpful unit.This unit covered course books and lesson materials used when teaching English as a foreign language. The unit provided me with examples and resource materials to use as well as making me aware of the advantages, disadvantages and important points to note when deciding on or using course books with the class and how to use and choose authentic and non authentic materials.