English Grammar - Past Perfect Continuous - Teaching Ideas - TESL

 


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 focused on the four types of past tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous. I am not the best at grammar so this unit taught me some interesting facts about the past tense that I did not know before. However, there are some things I disagree with. For example, this unit says when you see the word \"ago\I knew that course books were a requirement for most if not all, lessons for ELLs. I did not clearly know the reasons teachers prefer and do not prefer to use them. It makes me enthused to use created materials and authentic materials for my students that they are able to learn from the coursebooks, but it does not become the center of their learning.