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TESOL Videos - The Past Tenses - Overview - Past Simple and Past Continuous
In this video, we provide you with a useful overview of the various past tenses. We focus here especially on the differences between the past simple and past continuous.
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There are many various types of special groups that a teacher could encounter in their English teaching career. For example, there are beginners, young learners, Business English learners, individual lessons, monolingual, and multilingual classes. Each one has specific needs and functions and therefore, the teacher will have to adjust accordingly. Teaching beginners and children each require a special psychology and skill sets. For beginners, it is important not to over correct the students to keep them motivated and to be encouraging. They also should be trying to speak as much English as possible, and many visuals should be used in the classroom. Just like beginners, children also need to be motivated with encouragement and to avoid using the mother tongue. However, unlike adult learners, children have short attention spans and so the teacher should switch activities more often to keep them engaged, which also may help with any behavioral problems. Individual lessons are also something different because there are many activities that cannot be done with just the student and teacher. However, there are also advantages to individual lessons and certain activities that can be done, and they should be taken advantage of. It is important to maximize the lesson to the student's interests and motivate them in a very personal way. Always over prepare for an individual lesson so the