English Grammar -- Present Perfect Continuous -- Usage -- TESOL Course


This video explores the usages of the Present Perfect Continuous -- the tense that relates past activities to the present. It implies that the activity is likely to continue in the future or that the activity was in progress for some length of time, or both. The first usage is to talk about an incomplete and ongoing activity, when we want to say how long it has continued. For example, "I have been teaching for ten years." It talks about an action that started in the past and is continuing now. The second usage is to describe recently finished activities that have present results. For example, "He is tired because he has been chopping trees." It is talking about an action that was continuing until very recently. The Present Perfect Continuous emphasizes the action or the activity not the result or the completed action. Gaining a TESOL certificate is the first step towards an exciting and rewarding experience teaching overseas. Our courses will give you the grounding you need to effectively teach the tense system and other grammar points. Visit our site by following the link above for more information on the right TESOL course for 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.

Unit thirteen was a particularly interesting unit to read for me. I spent much longer on this unit; not only to secure my confidence in the answers I selected, but also to hopefully memorise as much of the intricacy for a long time to come. Although I did find the unit fascinating, it was also a lot more difficult co comprehend overall compared with all the previous units.As a language teaching teacher, to master a great deal of grammar usage is the basic criteria. From this unit, I have gone through with different parts of speech and reviewed what I have been taught in school all over again. The outcome shows that I still have to work harder on all the terms and find out ways for students to achieve better understanding of parts of speech.