The popular Tense Buster programs is designed for ESL learners. The program helps students improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills and focuses on 33 key grammar areas. Tense Buster provides users with the opportunity to develop their skills at five levels of difficulty from simple present at Beginner level to phrasal verbs at Advanced.
The program helps students learn some of the most common aspects of English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and develop excellent learning, reading and listening strategies.
All units come with integrated vocabulary work, learner training modules and an Authoring Kit that lets instructors add their own material and adapt the courses to the specific needs of their students.
Tense Buster covers 33 aspects of the English language effectively and enjoyably through presentations, practice exercises, rules, tests and learner training tips. Students learn how to ask questions, make comparisons, and report on what they’ve heard, in addition to learning how to describe past, present and future events.
Each unit begins with a presentation of a grammar topic based on a dialogue, a newspaper article, a radio broadcast or an extract from a story, where learners are encouraged to form theories about how the grammar works. Next come concept checking questions focusing on key areas of difficulty, and a grammar rule. Students move on to practice and testing activities in which the language is contextualized and key aspects of form and function are highlighted. Each unit includes a video-based pronunciation activity relating to an aspect of the grammar. Finally, each unit includes a vocabulary session and ends by suggesting extension activities. All activities include detailed feedback, one of the most popular features of the program.