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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For example, there are beginners, young learners, Business English learners, individual lessons, monolingual, and multilingual classe.
Each one has specific needs and functions and therefore, the teacher will have to adjust accordingl.
Teaching beginners and children each require a special psychology and skill set.
For beginners, it is important not to over correct the students to keep them motivated and to be encouragin.
They also should be trying to speak as much English as possible, and many visuals should be used in the classroo.
Just like beginners, children also need to be motivated with encouragement and to avoid using the mother tongu.
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 problem.
Individual lessons are also something different because there are many activities that cannot be done with just the student and teache.
However, there are also advantages to individual lessons and certain activities that can be done, and they should be taken advantage o.
It is important to maximize the lesson to the student's interests and motivate them in a very personal wa.
Always over prepare for an individual lesson so there are enough things to d.
Business English can have a very wide range of student ages and abilities, since classes are often grouped by job type and not English language abilit.
This can be difficult to the teacher, but Business English learners are often highly motivate.
It is important to go slowly and to try and keep everyone in the classroom working on something that benefits the.
Make sure that the more advanced learners are challenged while also making sure the beginners know what is going o.
Focus on things that are specific to the workplace and to their jo.
A needs analysis at the beginning of the course to see what exactly the students need help is extremely useful for the teacher to plan out the future lesson.