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Grade 9-12

ESL Grammar: Present Continuous Tense

by Jordan V. | English and Writing FREE

7 Lessons 17:52
  1. 1. Trailer 0:31
  2. 2. Introduction to Present Continuous Tense 0:53
  3. 3. Overview of the Present Continuous Tense Form and Use 4:31
  4. 4. Present Continuous Form: BE + verb in ing 4:42
  5. 5. Present Continuous Form: Practice 1:47
  6. 6. Present Continuous Tense: Answers 2:57
  7. 7. More Practice with Present Continuous 2:31

Grade 9-12




NGSS Standards



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"I am learning English" is a sentence that shows us an action that is happening now. There are two parts to the present continuous tense:

BE verb + verb in -ing (present participle)
In the example sentence, "am + learning" = present continuous tense

In this ESL grammar lesson, we will look at when to use the present continuous tense. Later, we will do some practice with present continuous in affirmative, negative, and question forms. Let's practice together!


  • Beginner
  • English
  • ESL
  • Grammar
  • Learning


Jordan has been teaching English as a Second Language for over ten years and has taught students from over 60 countries around the world. She loves teaching English and uses creative activities and everyday examples to help students communicate both effectively and accurately. Jordan's warmth, patience, and individualized approach with students creates a positive learning environment that motivates them to succeed. When tutoring, Jordan carefully integrates students' interests and goals into her lessons so that each session is unique and targeted. She believes that a good teacher can change students' lives and dedicates herself to helping students achieve their full potential. Jordan has helped students achieve a variety of goals, including going to college or graduate school, improving

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