Tenses explained
Tenses explained
Tenses explained

Tenses explained

Graz University of Technology

Mag. Thomas Murr


Duration 3 units
Unit 1 hour/unit
Licence CC BY 4.0
Participants 535
Availability Unlimited
Start Date 4 May 2020
Costs € 0.00

General Course Information

The aim of this course is to show the different functions of the English tense system. Dialogues help to show the various tense system in real life situations.


Course Content

Future tense (will / going to)

Present tense (simple / progressive)

Past tense (simple / progressive)

Present perfect tense (simple / progressive)

Past perfect tense (simple / progressive)

Course Goals

After completing this course, participants are able to use the various tenses in all kinds of situations. In addition,  participants have a basic knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the English tense system. 

Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge in English according to level A2 of the CEFR. 

Course Procedure

 The English tense system will be covered in three short session. Every session is followed by comprehension questions.

Session 1: Future + Present Tense

Session 2: Past Tense

Session 3: Present Perfect + Past Perfect


For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic confirmation of participation (certificate) which includes your username, the course title, course duration as well as the hours required to complete the course. We want to point out that this certificate merely confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.


This work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0

Course Instructor

Mag. Thomas Murr
Mag. Thomas Murr

Mag. Thomas Murr teaches English for technicians at Graz University of Technology. He is also a lecturer for English at the university of applied sciences FH Campus 02 and teaches German and English at BG/BRG Judenburg. The dialogues, which are used in the video, were written and are acted out by students of BG/BRG Judenburg. 

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