English Grammar - Future Perfect - Teaching Ideas - Teach English as a Foreign Language


This video from one of ITTT's teach English as a foreign language courses covers three teaching ideas for the future perfect tense. The future perfect is used to talk about things that will have been completed by a certain date in the future. The first idea involves asking students the following question "What will you have done by ...?" with an appropriate time in the future. For example: "What will you have done by the time you are 25?" "I will have become an English teacher". The second idea involves giving students monthly calendars to complete and asking them to say what they will have done by the end of the month. The last idea involves asking questions about a famous person and what they will have achieved in the future. "How many awards will she have won by 2025?" "How many films will he have starred in by the time he is 50?" For more ideas on how to teach grammar points to English language learners and to get qualified to teach English as a foreign language consider taking one of ITTT's courses. More information can be found by following the link above.

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.

It is necessary to feel comfortable in understanding the different tenses, to be able to have that knowledge always in the mind and at hand. This means constant reading to assimilate the content of the unit. The unit was helpful in that regard, both clear and concise in explaining the Present Tenses. It may seem easy, but there are many subtle details that are important to remember.This unit outlines future tense grammar. This can be confusing if explained in a different way, but I found that these lessons fully explain each topic. There were some categorizations that I had not known the name before. The most useful part of this lesson was the teaching ideas expressed after each grammar. That gave me more insight as to what activities go well with this lesson.

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