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.

This was a very challenging unit as many of the ideas presented around examinations and evaluations had not been covered before. I learned about the specific types of ways to evaluate students to check progress, for placement and for final evaluation of how they received the instruction. The review around active and passive learning was valuable.International Phonetic Alphabets are means of teaching pronunciation to both students and teachers alike. It dealt with how we use the mouth to produce different sounds, and not limited to word stress and intonation in communicating feelings and intentions. It also elaborates on ways in which native speakers change and adapt their spoken language.