Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Form

 

We'll begin our examination of all the tenses by first looking at the present tense. There are four present tenses and we'll begin with the present simple tense. It's the most common tense in the English language as it talks about things in general, general facts, routines, habits. Those are usages that we'll look at in a little while but first let's focus on the form of the tense. Here, we've got our subjects 'I', 'you', 'we', 'they' and the base form of the verb followed by the rest of our sentence. Here for the 'he', 'she' and 'it' subjects, we have to conjugate our verb and in this case we've added an '-es' for 'teaches' followed by the rest of our sentence. With subjects 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they' the pattern stays the same throughout we use the base form of the verb. However, with subjects 'he', 'she' and 'it' we have some patterns for verb conjugations that we need to have a look at.


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.

All language skills are equally important, therefore it is comforting to find a unit dedicated to receptive skills (reading and listening). Unfortunately I have seen many teachers that put more emphasis on some skills and ignore others. It was interesting to find out how do we use these receptive skills in our daily life as well as in a class environment.During this lesson, I learned about two different types of teaching. The first one, the instructor brought a negative attitude towards the class which , as a result, created anxiety and fear among the students to participate in the class. During the second lesson, the teacher created a friendly atmosphere where the students were encouraged to participate.