TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 6


In this instalment of Chantelle’s TEFL course video diary she talks about the sixth unit. Unit 6 covers the past tenses; past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous. As with Unit 4, this unit describes the structure and common usages of the tenses as well pointing out common mistakes and providing teaching ideas that can be used in the classroom. Although not her favourite unit, Chantelle thought it was well laid out with good test questions and support.

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 aspects of the present tense: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous. Each is formed differently and has different uses. There is an affirmative, negative, and question form for each aspect of the present tense. Errors when learning the tenses are common, so it's important that they are understood.In this unit I brushed up upon my knowledge of the present tense and how it is employed. I received new ideas on how to teach these principles to students as well as how to get students to employ them the activation stage of the lesson. I gained a further appreciation for how difficult it must be for a non-native English speaker to memorise these principles, as well.