Ferry Antoni

Head of Academic Affairs

I currently serve as Head of Academic Affairs at LB LIA Martadinata Bandung. I lectured at the English Dept. of Indonesia University of Education (UPI) teaching various subjects for 10 years (2003-2013). I also hold a position of Director of Academic Affairs at LPK NASBAT English. I have been a presenter at some EFL-related seminars and conferences. I am also an English tutor teaching TOEFL(R), IELTS(R), TOEIC(R), etc.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Future Learning

26 September 2018 | 10:30 - 11:00 | English/Bahasa | Innovations in the Teaching of Simple Present Tense and Simple Past Tense Combined

Two most important tenses in English are simple present tense and simple past tense. The teaching of these 2 tenses has always been made separate. Usually it begins with simple present, the belief being that this is easier and earlier acquired; then this is followed by simple past, supposedly building on the first. The fact shows that despite teaching the 2 tenses in the said order, the teacher hasn't made students able to use these 2 tenses appropriately. Students tend to mix these 2 tenses up. The workshop will show that simple present and simple past are actually related and that, therefore, the teacher should teach these 2 tenses in a package. The workshop will show the teacher the innovative way of explaining simple present and simple past, then working on cases suggesting simple present and simple past, and finally contemplating on how this will work in their own teaching and classes.