Course Description

This introductory course on English tenses will help you answer the following questions:  

  • What constitutes 'tense' in a sentence?
  • How and why are tenses identified?
  • What tenses are there in English?
  • What are some general rules for English tenses?

Course Author

Course Author

Alex Semakin

Alex Semakin has been a teacher of English since 1995, working mostly in Russia with short spells in the USA and Israel. Since 2002 he has worked for UK-based online TEFL courses as a trainer, director of studies, course writer and editor. In 2014 Alex received his MA degree in TESOL from the University of Manchester. His special interest is in communicative teaching of grammar. He particularly enjoys breaking down complex grammatical concepts into simple explanations for his students and materials users. Alex lives in Perm, Russia with his wife and two sons.