English Grammar -- Present Simple -- Teaching Ideas - TESL


The teaching ideas in these ITTT videos are intended to be used in the Activate stage of a lesson. During this stage students are encouraged to use the language as freely and communicatively as possible. The focus is more on the fluency than on the accuracy of the language. When selecting any activity it is important to ensure that the timing is appropriate and that the activity is appropriate for the students' age, language levels, class size, interests and culture. The video looks at one of three teaching ideas for Present Simple. The activity is called "Find someone who...." Each student will be given a sheet with a number of facts/habits/routines. For example ...plays a musical instrument,.....does a lot of sport, ....has a brother and a sister. The students then mill around and interview each other asking, "Do you play a musical instrument?" "Do you play a lot of sport?" Do you have a brother and a sister?" Students should respond using the Present Simple, "Yes I do","No I don't." The students record names next to the specific fact, for example, Jim plays a lot of sport. After a specified time the students will share their findings with the class. ITTT's certification courses will teach you the different tenses and other grammar points. We will also help you learn interesting and exciting ways of teaching, ensuring that you are able to deliver productive lessons. To find out more about TESL check 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.

There are many choices of tools to aid during instruction. Some choice is definitely \"other\" decided (administration, facilities, access, etc.), while other choices may be and should be n made by the teacher as they seek to develop and enhance their students' learning. Simple seems better - less technology issues and less distraction but there is a time or a place for everything!The rules for reported speech are a little difficult to understand and explain to others, since reporting speech comes naturally and is one of the facets of the language that native English speakers rarely have to think about. However, knowing conditionals and the proper forms of reported speech will allow students to both comprehend and communicate in a clearer and more nuanced way.

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