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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect Continuous - Board Game
There's another activity for comparing and contrasting the tenses focusing here in this activity on the present perfect and the present perfect continuous. So in the activity, students will start at the start and roll a die. Perhaps they can roll a 5. They will read 'something you've been learning for a long time'. The appropriate sentence may be 'I've been learning English for a long time.' The next student may go and roll 4. They read 'a beautiful place you've visited.' Then, rather than the present perfect continuous, they would use the present perfect tense: 'I visited Paris.' You can encourage students to even ask follow-up questions, which would also include other tenses: 'What was so beautiful about Paris?' Now, this activity will be particularly good for your more advanced students who are capable of using various tenses accurately. It's also good in the beginning of your course when students perhaps don't know each other very well and they're using this as a way to learn about their past experiences.
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This chapter focused on the needs of special student groups and gave some pointers on specific thing a teacher can do to address those needs. Some special groups include child learners, adult learners, individual learners, and business learners (or ESP learners), and beginning learners. For example, with child learners, the teacher should try to keep things varied, fun, light, and motivating while also profiting from the energy and curiosity that a younger child can bring to the classroom. With an individual learner, the teacher loses the benefit of group activity, but can more accurately address the individual's needs and prepare specialize lessons for him or her. When teaching individual learners, many teachers tend to feel \"tired,\" though. This really resounded with me, as I find small groups give the teacher less time to take a breath, and doing this kind of teacher-intensive class multiple times a day can be pretty mentally exhausting. Preparing stuff the individual learner can do by him or herself is probably also a good idea. Teaching business English was also completely new to me. My partner is a non-native user of business English, and as I read through the advice, I already found myself wanting to plan a business workshop for him! Finding lessons that target English used in their workplace is so important, so getting ahold of emails, or preparing them for presentations/encounters that they are likely to have in the future is a good way to motivate them. Motivation is the key, it seems, in any specialized class. That, and creating an environment where it is OK to make mistakes, like the environment a parent makes for a young child in which \"mistakes are not only enjoyed, but imitated.\" Teachers and students have to learn to laugh at themselves.