Chalk ‘n’ Talk is a new series of video lessons exploring advanced English grammar topics.
These videos were made by Brian Rhodes, an English teacher from Canada. Brian says, “These lessons are dedicated to my past and present students who enjoy analyzing and studying English grammar. Lots of students would rather just ‘use’ the language, but some like to know the why’s and how’s of English.”
The first lesson examines the use of perfect tenses in both the simple and continuous aspect - past, present and future forms. In grammatical terms, perfect tenses are used to refer to completed or finished events.
Comments: There are plenty of English video lessons on YouTube and to be honest most of them are rubbish. However, the first episode of Chalk 'n' Talk (the expression refers to what teachers do when they haven't got all those fancy audio-visual aids) is quite promising. I can imagine more advanced students would get something from it. Unfortunately, there's a problem with the synchronisation between the picture and the sound. Let's hope they get that sorted for future lessons.