TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 4

 

In this video diary entry, Chantelle discusses unit 4 of her TEFL course. This unit covers the present tenses; present simple, present continuous, present perfect and present perfect continuous. The structures, usages and possible teaching ideas for each tense are outlined in the unit as well as common errors made by learners. The tenses are an aspect of the language that many native speakers of English struggle with as they are not explicitly taught in schools and, as Chantelle mentions, this was one of the more difficult units she has studied so far in the course.


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.

I agree that learning the future tense(s) is the most complex of all tenses. Sometimes the usages are quite confusing that is why deep understanding and analytical minds are needed to comprehend this particular unit. It will really take a lot of practices both in written and verbal when it comes in sentence construction to be able to master and differentiate the different tenses.The unit offers an overview over the main problems that can arise from the teaching activity. I'd like to focus my attention to the first lesson, which is also the first point of the unit. In my opinion that is the most important moment because from there the whole course can be positively or negatively affected by the good or bad rapport established between teacher and students.

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