English Grammar -- Present Simple -- Teaching Ideas 3 -- TEFL Course


The Present Simple tense teaching idea in this video is called "20 Questions." The teacher frames this game in the context of, What's my job? Who am I? What am I? (for objects) A student comes to the front of the room and selects a card. The class then asks appropriate questions such as; Do you work in an office? Do you wear a uniform? And try to guess the job, person or object. The student with the card answers using the Present Simple. Each student has a turn and there is a two minute time limit for each person. When teaching the Present Simple tense or any other grammar point, a good English language teacher will always model the language correctly. Students need to be exposed to new language, they need to understand its meaning, they need to understand how it is constructed and they need to be given as many opportunities to practice and produce it as possible. An ITTT TEFL Course will give you the appropriate skills to be able to model the language and deliver productive and meaningful lessons to your students. To discover the right TESOL course for you check out 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.

This unit covered the topic of exams and evaluations. It starts by covering why teacher evaluations from the students are important and how they can be used to improve the course. Next, the lesson talks about different types of tests and why students will need to take them. Finally, the lesson covers external exams, and who will take each type of exam and what the exam is issued for.This unit goes into particular detail of modals, phrasal verbs and the passive voice. While they can be confusing to understand, each has very specific rules that can help to descifer what usage is appropriate in a given scenario. The basic usage can be be broken down basically into five areas; obligation, permission and prohibition, possibility and probablilty, ability and advice.

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