It's vs Its - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


People often confuse "its" and "it's". "Its" can be a possessive pronoun or possessive adjective indicating ownership. "It's" is the contraction of "it is". In the example "It's great to see the dog play with its toys", "it's" at the beginning is a contraction while "its" at the end is a possessive adjective used to express ownership of the toys.

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.

In Unit 1, I have learnt about the different types of learners that a teacher may have while working abroad teaching English. For example, the unit was very informative about the different types of levels that students may be in. I was unaware of how many language levels there were and am appreciative about hearing about "The Common European Framework". I hope future units will focus more on what methods/approaches teachers should use for each of the levels and provide evidence on why each of the approaches should be used for that certain level.