English Grammar -- Present Perfect -- Structure -- TESOL This video is the first of two that looks at the structure of the Present Perfect tense. Positive: subject +auxiliary verb have/has + past participle I have played. / She has played. Negative: subject + auxiliary verb have/has + not + past participle I have not played. / She has not played. Question: auxiliary verb have/has + subject + past participle Have I played? / Has she played? This verb tense requires the use of the past participle. With regular verbs the past participle is the verb plus ed, for example work - worked. However there are many irregular verbs that do not follow this pattern and have to be learnt from memory. For example, eat- eaten, drink-drunk, teach-taught. Most good grammar books will provide you with lists of irregular verbs. The tense system is just one of the areas of grammar covered by ITTT's TESOL certification courses. ITTT's courses can be taken fully online, in-class or a combination of the two. Visit us at the link above to find a TESOL course that suits your needs. /// -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Are you ready to Teach English Abroad? -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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.

The unit discusses the forms of speech and the correct ways that the students should be able to speak. It shows how words can be changed when explaining an action to another person. It helps the students speak better as if they are native English speakers. It also gives the teacher good examples of how to teach the students and the best methods to take to do so.After reading the information given in this unit, I understand better how to teach students reading and listening. It is very important for all teachers to know it because some teachers concentrate only on new vocabulary words and reading. But this is not the right way to teach the language. Reading and listening are equally as important as writing and speaking.