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.

It is important to understand the complexity of the future tenses and being able to identify the 7 most common future tenses, ie: Future Simple, the future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continous be going +infinitive , Present simple and the present continuous. Understanding that the future simple has usages for future facts and certainties as well as promises and predictions, while the future continuous says that something will be in progress at a particular moment in the future, or to predict the present or guess what is happening now.