It's vs Its - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


People often confuse "its" and "it's". "Its" can be a possessive pronoun or possessive adjective indicating ownership. "It's" is the contraction of "it is". In the example "It's great to see the dog play with its toys", "it's" at the beginning is a contraction while "its" at the end is a possessive adjective used to express ownership of the toys.

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 have learnt in this unit to effectively manage the classroom, by utilising a variety of different methods, and determining what layout of the physical classroom and what affects that has on the students ability to learn. As I am looking to teach younger students, this was extremely useful in determining how the style of classroom affects younger students.As the unit goes on It is becoming clearer the variety ways to teach an ELL. Teaching must be clear and concise with many pictures and prompts. The learner needs to be have things repeated and repeated again as often as necessary. The learning process depends on the needs of the students and how much work is put into the learning of the English Language.

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