The Past Tenses - Past Continuous - Structure and Usages


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past continuous tense and how it is formed and used. This tense is used to indicate that a certain action was in progress at a particular time in the past.

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.

In this unit I have learnt it is important to build rapport and get to know your students a little before jumping straight into a heavy learning class. A teacher needs to learn also what are the students needs and wants to adapt to a correct style, level and approach to the classManaging the class is very important to all the teachers. Until I learnt this unit, I did not give importance of turning the back to the students for a long time while writing on the board. This unit made me aware that one should not show the back to the students for a long time.This section has taught me the basics of grammar with regards to the different variations of tenses. It has also helped in highlighting common student errors and how to correct them which will be useful in the future for me. Nothing is to be taken for granted in studying grammar.