This is a course that explains the grammar of the perfect tenses in a real world way, with examples that show how these tenses are used in real life. These lectures do more than ask you to memorize rules, by discussing the reasons why we use these tenses and how they fit with other parts of grammar. Purpose is the name of the game.
This course is meant for busy people who want to learn English but don't have enough time to dedicate hours with a textbook. None of the lectures are too long so you can understand what you need without wasting time with unnecessary details or pointless work. If you like, you can probably finish this course in around 1 hour, though sometimes repeating lectures might be necessary to fully understand a concept.
This course will help you become more confident in English. Understanding how to use perfect tenses can break the habit of only using simple sentences and allow you to express yourself much more clearly than before.
In conclusion, this course is what you need to level up your English and become a more confident learner!
Who am I? Why should you listen to me? What is my teaching experience? Watch this quick introduction to find out!
What are you getting into here? This quick video gives the idea and overview of everything you'll be learning in this course!
The present perfect is the first stop in understanding all the perfect tenses. Pay careful attention, because the points you learn here will help make all the other perfect tenses clear!
The past perfect is the key to describing the connection between two past events!
After this lesson, you will understand which situations to use this tense!
The future perfect is what you need to tell stories about the future!!
The best way to describe how long you've been doing something when you want to make the time an even number. Make sure to use this surprisingly useful tense!
Been and gone are two words that can be kind of tricky when you use the present perfect. This lesson will detail how to use them properly.
Many students ask about the difference between a simple tense and a continuous tense. While I address this in the main lectures, this lesson has a little more detail.
A short video from my Youtube channel detailing the how the present perfect and the simple past are different.
In the future perfect lesson, I mention that 'be going to' is possible, it's rarely used with the perfect tenses. This Youtube video will explain the different uses of the two.
Ian has been teaching English to international students all over the world for nearly 10 years. Not content with having students memorize rules or repeat vocabulary, he strives to make students go deeper, to understand the roots of the rules in order to get a comprehensive understanding of English. He has developed several courses for use in the classroom and is an all around fun guy!