English Grammar - Past Perfect - Teaching Ideas - Teaching English Overseas

 

http://www.teflcourse.net This teaching idea for the past perfect involves matching pictures of historical events with the appropriate sentence and describing what had just happened in the picture using the past perfect tense. For example: A picture of the Titanic would be matched with the sentence "hit an iceberg" and the student should say "It had just hit an iceberg". As the trainer notes in the video; the scenarios in this activity are western centric. When teaching English overseas it is important to bear in mind how you can adapt your activities to make them more suitable or more interesting to your students. Learning about the local culture and history can make your lessons more relevant to your students and therefore more engaging. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Are you ready to Teach English Abroad? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pcXD_GNR04 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-


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.

In this unit, the similarity of present tenses and past tenses was explained and similarly the various past tenses and their various forms and usages. Also the common mistakes made by students has been taken into account and the past perfect continuous tense which seems not be very frequently used or taught in the English language has also been fully understood.I am glad that I learned about ESA again because it refreshed my mind. This made me recap what I have learned. There are many ways to teach in vocabulary, grammar structure, and language function. However, just as the introduction had mentioned, I want to be the teacher who would choose and find the appropriate ways of teaching that corresponds with my students.