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.

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.

As mentioned in Unit 1, a teacher should be able to motivate a student?s learning, be lively, resourceful and adjust his or her teaching according to the ability of the student such that each learner would have the opportunity to use and acquire the knowledge. Therefore, an approach called ?ESA - Engage, Study and Activate? has been proposed which allows teachers to prepare class material with greater flexibility. During the Engage stage, the main purpose to encourage students to speak in English and to have a greater contribution. Corrections of errors should not be done often but educators should provide students with correct information if there is a repeating mistakes. The second stage in the ESA is the study stage. In this section, new concept of knowledge should be taught to students, however, it is important to note that new concept should be given one at a time otherwise it might bring confusion to learners. Practising of new theories should also be presented in this stage such as worksheets, language drill, unscrambling, fill in the blanks etc. The purpose of this stage is to help students to remember the concepts. Teachers should provide reasonable help and information but the main goal is for students to complete the task by their own. The last stage is the Activate stage. At this stage, teachers should encourage students to incorporate their English knowledge with their creativities or ideas. For example, a debate and discussion on a particular topic can be held in class such that each student will have the same opportunity to construct their thoughts and bring it up in class in English language. It can also reflect if the students are learning the material correctly and teachers will be able modify the class material. In conclusion, this unit has introduced the methodologies and techniques that can be performed in a lesson. During a language class, it is crucial for educators to determine the students? level as each student might have different language and academic backgrounds. And therefore, understanding students? language level and teaching methods are very important for teachers to build up their lesson plan.

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