Verb Tense Refresher


This professional development workshop is free to all Centre members. When you become a member of the Centre, you have access to all upcoming and previously recorded webinars, workshop handouts, and resources.

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Since 2005, VESL (the Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project) has supported the professional development of volunteer ELL tutors throughout the city of Calgary. VESL is the collaborative effort of three Calgary ELL service providers with long-standing volunteer programs: Bow Valley College, the Calgary Public Library, and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. The project hosts six face-to-face training workshops throughout the year that are offered free-of-charge to volunteers who support language learners in organizations throughout Calgary. 

In this workshop, participants learned about past and present verb tenses. Participants had the opportunity to practice teaching verb tenses and took away some helpful resources.

The workshop was facilitated by Dara MacKay, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

Visit the VESL Network to learn about upcoming VESL workshops and download information, handouts, and resources from over twenty previously held VESL workshops.

  • This workshop refreshed my own confidence in verbs, reviewing ways to look at verbs & approaches to teaching these concepts.
    Workshop participant
  • I now have ideas and a point to teach from and build upon with verb tenses. I learned games, activities, and simple verb formulas. Simple grammar rules help so much!
    Workshop participant
Workshop Dates: 
Tue, March 06, 2018 - 18:00 - 20:30 MST
* Please note that this workshop is on-site.