The Future Tenses - Other Future Forms - Present Continuous - Teaching Idea


This teaching idea is very similar to the activity we can use for the future continuous. We pair up our students, give them diaries and have them find the day on which both of them are free to meet. This video shows you exactly how to execute this activity in the classroom.

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.

Receptive skills(reading and listening) and productive skills(speaking and writing) are necessary to lean any language in the world. This unit is all about the receptive skills which contains reading and listening learning. Two major reasons of reading and listening are explained in this unit, i.e. reading and listening for a purpose that could be to understand the instruction. And, gaining an entertainment for pleasure. In common understanding, most of people thinks reading and listening are done with eyes and ears. In fact, we never think that reading and listening also use our mind to literally understand words and process them in our pre-existent knowledge for true understanding. Technically, following expertise skills are determine the ability of understanding of different readers and listeners: -predictive skills, -read or listen for a particular area from whole content, -get a general understanding of the content by reading or listening the gist of a text/dialogue, -detailed information for a manner to understand the whole content, able to deduce the meaning of individual words/phrases and understanding beyond the literal meaning of words. Problems with learning receptive skills: There could be a number of problems for a reader and listener in regard to the language contained in text, the topic and task. 1) Difficulty level of language and vast words can create the problem for students. However, teaching those unknown vocabulary prior of achieving the activity may help students to deduce the problems of understanding. There should be careful selection of text by the teacher as he/she should be concerned what students can achieve according to students' level rather than focus on what students don't know. 2) Selection of an interesting topic in the point of students' view is a suitable approach to solve the problem of students are not being interested to learn or participate due to a boring topic for them. An appropriate topic selection should varied over the multiple time to ensure all students are involved. 3) Tasks neither should be too difficult to achieve nor too easy according to the students ability to get rid of boredom.

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