TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 4


In this video diary entry, Chantelle discusses unit 4 of her TEFL course. This unit covers the present tenses; present simple, present continuous, present perfect and present perfect continuous. The structures, usages and possible teaching ideas for each tense are outlined in the unit as well as common errors made by learners. The tenses are an aspect of the language that many native speakers of English struggle with as they are not explicitly taught in schools and, as Chantelle mentions, this was one of the more difficult units she has studied so far in the course.

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 explores the benefits and disadvantages of using a course book for both teachers and students. It defines the differences between created materials and authentic materials, the benefits of these materials and the potential application. In my opinion the most valuable point of this unit is the constant reiteration of adapting and replacing materials as needed.What an informative Unit this is. It refers to the 4 different language skills that students need to learn and practice in the classroom, consisting of Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. In this unit I also learned receptive and productive skills and lessons along with activities and how to present them to the students in a way that they understand the Language.

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