ESL Grammar Essay

Teachers from Kindergarten up to twelve grades are in constantly workshops and training of math, language and arts, science, social studies, and other content areas. This is with the purpose of helping students to become better learners. However, many students who came from a different country do not take any benefit from it. Teachers these days can be very talented in their areas of concentration, but they certainly are not trained to help English as a Second Language (ESL) students. With the increasing amount of immigrants coming to the U.S, schools and teachers need to acquire a new responsibility, which is providing English input for English Language Learners (ELLs). By English input I refer to all grammar problems that foreign students encounter and how to address them.

Students who are native speakers of English, already know how to speak fluently. They without doubting know how to make use of some verb tenses, phrasal verbs, nouns, prepositions, etc. However, for ESL students is different. They must adapt to English language soon without any previous exposure to English. That is why for ESL
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Present, past, or future perfect are one of the hardest parts of ESL grammar because the form and usage are complicated. Students of ESL know the verb have as “possession” not as auxiliary verb. The requisite past participle forms can be confusing. For example, I 've gotten a new pet is not the same as I 've got a new pet. In addition, “present perfect tense can be used for a past event such as I have lived in Japan before, a current event “I have lived here since 2007”, and a future event “After you have lived here for a month, you can get a driver 's license” (Tesolorg,2009).” These uses of present perfect often confuse ELLs since its more complicated for them to understand that a verb tense can be used for any time: present, past, and

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