Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect - Prompt Teaching Idea


This video is part of our examination of the tenses in the English language. This video looks at interactive and useful teaching ideas for the present perfect tense. The tense is among the more complicated tenses for non-native English students worldwide and requires special attention by EFL teachers worldwide.

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 covered the four past tenses: past simple, past continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous. I found this unit to be a bit more difficult than the fourth unit's present tense content because it seems more complicated to explain the past than to explain the present. I feel like I've learned the most from this unit, when compared to previous units.This section had a lot of information about word types I know and explain regularly but also some details that I had forgotten or never heard before. I had no idea there was a usual order for adjectives! I always just said what sounded right. This sections explanation of adverb types was also a great refresher. The zero article was also an interesting name to learn.

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