English Grammar -- Present Perfect -- Teaching Ideas 3 -- Teaching Abroad Salaries


The Present perfect tense is a very useful tense. It is the tense that relates the past to the present. It also tends to be the tense that can often present some difficulties to the English language learner and sometimes the English language teacher. The activity in this video has the students examining two pictures, picture A and picture B. The pictures depict a scene in a house; Picture B is similar to A but with a number of changes. Students are asked to spot the changes and to express the change using the Present Perfect. For example in Picture A, a pile of unironed clothes can be seen next to the ironing board but in picture B the clothes are ironed. So the student would say "He has done the ironing." Another example answer would be, "He has hung up the towel." There are also word prompts on the sheet to assist the students with their answers. There are a variety of different teaching positions throughout the world for qualified English teachers. For teachers considering working within a business setting ITTT offers the Certificate in Teaching Business English. Some teachers have initial fears about teaching Business English because they have no experience in that particular field. While knowledge of business is useful it is not necessarily a prerequisite. It is a working knowledge of the English language system that is required. Our ITTT course can provide you with this. To find out more about this and other ITTT courses, as well as looking at how teaching abroad salaries compare just 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.

This unit looked to provide a framework around how the appropriate use the present tense. I found the use of adding in formulas on how to structure sentences very helpful to understand the use of the particular present tense. The use of formulas is succinct way to communicate to the student how to breakdown each sentence and ensure they get the word order and the conjugation correct.I've learned through this specific unit or lesson, that productive skills such as speaking and writing are just as important as receptive skills such as listening and reading. The unit's information on accuracy and fluency skills and how to develop and improve them were very interesting. It is very interesting that one must have all these skills in order to be fluent in the language.