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.
Modals, phrase verbs and passive voice are certainly not the first concepts to teach, as students need to have at least the rudiments of various tenses, an understanding of the nuances of modal usage, and enough grammar to analyze the function of various parts of a sentence. These concepts are a struggle for me and I am a native speaker with excellent grammar. I wish I could bottle whatever instincts tell me when to use what form. The more I learn about English grammar the more humbled I am and the more sympathy I have for my English learners.