English Grammar - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas 2 - TEFL For this TEFL teaching idea we ask the students to look at a scene in a hospital where there are several people doing different things. Students are given time to memorise the picture before it is turned over. The students would then be asked to say what the people were doing in the picture. For example: A nurse was giving a patient an injection. A man was pouring a glass of water. As the trainer notes in the video, this activity can be adapted to make it into a competition by having students in teams compete to remember as many actions as they can. Grammar points such as this are often seen as fairly boring to most English language students, especially those who do not choose to study English. So being able to come up with ideas that encourage students to practice the grammar in interesting ways is an important part of being an English teacher. Taking an online TEFL course with ITTT will give you an understanding of the grammar points that you need to teach when starting out as a new teacher of English and will also give you some great ideas on how to teach them. Follow the link above to find the right type of online TEFL course for you. Are you ready to live and teach abroad? Click here and get started today:

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 offers a clear and fast review of modal auxiliary verbs, passive voice, relative clauses and phrasal verbs. The way each grammar section is explained is very schematic and makes clear explanations of form, usage and types. I liked the auxiliary verbs chart. Teaching ideas are useful as always.In this unit I learned about the importance of teaching reading and listening skills. If I am to be an effective English instructor, I must know how to teach students of all ages how to read and listen to English. This will allow them to read English books and listen to English language radio programs.