English Grammar -- Present Simple -- Structure -- Online ESL Teachers


This video looks at the structure of the positive form of the Present Simple tense. The negative form and the question form will be covered in other videos. The Present Simple talks about facts, habits and routines. Positive structure: subject + base form of the verb I/You/We/They teach English. He /She/It teaches English. There are a number of rules associated with the formation of the base verb. For most verbs add s to the base form of the verb -- plays, works... Verbs ending in o, s, z, ch, sh add es -- does, goes, washes... Verbs ending in a consonant plus y, change the y to i and add es -- cries, flies tries.... The verb be becomes am/is/are. The verb have becomes have/has. As a certified TEFL graduate you could gain a teaching position in a public school, a private school, a community college, a language school, a business or as a private tutor. Another option is that of teaching English online. There has been a huge growth in opportunities for paid online teaching positions around the world. Such positions offer great flexibility, you can teach from anywhere at any time. If a position as an online ESL teacher appeals to you follow the above link.

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.

I noted that this chapter is well linked to chapter 3 regarding the ESA teaching methods. I was happy to refresh my mind once again about the different sequences and activities that can be completed within them while teaching a class. I also noted that vocabulary, grammatical structure and function are the 3 items highlighted in this chapter and are key when teaching a new language.Essentially much of the content was composed of parts of speech I have learned previously such as nouns, verbs, objects. However, there are many different types of nouns, verbs, and objects. I was able to learn that transitive verbs are followed by an object whereas intransitive verbs do not need an object. For example, \"sleeping\" is a verb, but a person cannot \"sleep\" something.