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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Continuous - Usages
The two most common usages for the present continuous tense as it relates to speaking about things in the present. We have actions in progress at the time of speaking, specifically right when it's being said. So I can say ?I am teaching right now.? However, we also have actions in progress around the time of speaking. ?I'm reading a good book.? Now, of course I'm not reading a book just now but I started reading a book in the past I am reading it perhaps today sometime and I'll finish reading the book at some point in the future. Again, I'm not doing it just now but around the time of speaking.
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 made me realize what areas of grammar I should review again. Although I am a native English speaker, I take for granted the complexities of English sentence structuring. It is important for me to be able to break English grammar into parts for my future students to learn from.Although it is a shorter unit, the use of exercises which involve reading and listening are of major importance in the teaching/learning process of a new language. Especially the exercises where you have to make up a lesson plan is great, because you keep working on imaginative classes.I imagine that at one point I had to learn about this, even as a native speaker, but I don't remember much of how that happened, so this was a good refresher into how verbs change when put into reported form. It is rather complicated, so it helps to be able to see the exact logic of it.