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TESOL Videos - The Future Tenses - 'Going To' Future - Teaching Ideas
This video looks at various teaching ideas for the 'going to' future tense. Pictures are a great tool for lower-level students to look at evidence based on the pictures and making predictions using the 'going to' future. Other ideas might include weather predictions, as well as planning a party or holiday.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
This is an interesting topic for me because in my life I've had several accents depending on where I lived. I believe I have a very good ear for accents and different languages and that's why when I lived in certain countries for a few months, my accent will slowly start to shift. For example, I lived in England when I was about 8 years old and had a complete British accent. When I moved to the Philippines that accent became an American accent because most of my teachers were American. When I moved to Australia for university I got an Australian accent and that has stuck to this day. I love it because I have several friends from various countries and none of their accents ever change. It just seems to be me! I also tend to understand different accents more than other native English speakers. For example, some friends have a very hard time understanding English when the speaker has a heavy Indian accent, French accent, Spanish accent, etc. when I have no problems at all understanding them. I therefore truly believe that if students are taught a language at a young age it trains their ear to hear subtle differences. I therefore take phonics pretty seriously, although I would never limit the teaching of phonics to a foreigner who had a slight accent. At the end of the day I believe that if the students learn to eventually read on their own by learning phonics, then it's all a success. Intonations, stressing various parts of the sentences, and how to pronounce different words are all a very important part of all of my lessons.