The Future Tenses - Lesson on Future Tenses in the EFL Classroom

 

Here are helpful tips how to identify the various future tenses in the English language and complete worksheets successfully. The video also helps you to structure an effective lesson around the future tenses in an EFL classroom around the world.


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.

Unit 13 introduced the new topic of ?teaching pronunciation and phonology? and the first aspect discussed was pronunciation. I have learnt that pronunciation is probably the most neglected aspect of English language teaching which I totally agree based on my current and previous teaching experiences. However, an effective teacher should consider the teaching of pronunciation an integral part of the course, and to this, it is important to understand how the phonology works. Unit 13 provided a good definition of phonology and discussed the three important areas of the phonology (intonation, stress and rhythm). Following this, I have learnt what intonation comprises such as the patterns of intonation (rise/fall, fall/rise and flat intonation) which have difference meaning and how and what circumstances to use each of them. Unit 13 has also taught useful techniques for indicating and teaching intonation. Then, Unit 13 explained in detail the second aspect of the phonology which is the stress and the different meaning of a sentence according to the stress given to the particular word and ways of interpreting a sentence. Additionally, Unit 13 has taught the some of the techniques for indication and teaching stress. Then, Unit 13 introduced the topic of phonemic alphabet and the phonemic symbols (the phonology class demonstration video I watched as part of this Unit was a great tool to see how the phonemic symbols can be taught in practice with good classroom activities which engaged and motivated all the students throughout the whole class). Furthermore, I have learnt from Unit 13 the place of articulation which is a physical location of a phoneme?s production and can be categorised as follows and in no particular order: bilabial, labio-dental, dental, alveolar, palatal-alveolar, palatal, velar and glottal. The final aspect of this Unit was the manner of articulation which is the name is kind if self-explanatory and can be categorised as follows: plosive, affricate, fricative, nasal, lateral and approximant. In addition to this, Unit 13 has also highlighted the teaching techniques for the pronunciation of individual sounds.


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