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Tenses Challenge

Learn all the English tenses in 30 days!

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Fits around your life

Get a short lesson every day that you can do while you're having coffee.

Very clear explanations

Really understand the English tenses by seeing the interconnected structure of all 12.

Scientific techniques

Remember the tenses, even if you think you have a bad memory. And learn memory techniques that will help you forever.

How my students finally understood the tenses

When I started teaching English in a classroom, I found that it was very difficult to teach the tenses. Often, the students didn't really understand them.

In our coursebooks, we'd study an explanation of one tense and a short exercise. Then we'd move on to a different grammar point or something else.

Normally, the students could do the exercise, but they couldn't use the tense properly when they were speaking.

One day, I was trying to teach the past perfect continuous and I had an idea. I drew the relationship between the tenses on the board. And suddenly, my students understood! They could see the system and the relationship between the tenses.

What our students say:

Barbara from Italy

Tenses explanations were very easy to understand plus we have the pdf to study and review the topic. There are many exercises which helped me to fix the grammar. I had many doubts about tenses and now they are clearer to me.

Frank from Germany

I liked the good combination of explanations, challenging exercises, quizzes, flash cards and repetitions. The structure was logical, it all built on each other. Your way of explaining is brilliant. The most important thing for me: I have found what I've been looking for all my life. There wasn't any teacher in my school life, who explained the tenses to me like this.

Amajida from Indonesia

I liked the course's structure, the categorization, and the usage explanation of each tenses. The usage comparisons between each tenses were also clearly explained and straightforward. This course is totally worth the money.

The challenge includes 30 days of lessons

You'll learn everything that I know about the structure of the English tenses.

You'll see how the tenses fit together and you'll be much better at knowing when to use them when you're speaking.

You'll remember everything because I have included all the practice that you need.

I'm looking forward to seeing you inside! And you can do this - the tenses are easier than you think!

What our students say:

Janka from Slovakia

I like the way how you explain using of the tenses step by step and I enjoyed the exercises where I had to concentrate very much on each word in assignment. Based on these exercises I understood a lot of grammar that was not clear to me yet.

Antonella from Italy

I like very much how you structured the course, it's very different from the others that I have followed until now. Usually the teachers explain first all present tenses then all past tenses and finally all future tenses but I found your course much more clear and useful to understend how to use each verb forms. Moreover, I like very very very much the Anki decks!

Fernando from Argentina

Beside the videos, transcription of the videos, quizzes, exercises and flash cards (all of them very good tools for learning), the fact of being a daily course helped a lot to create the habit of learning. I studied for about one hour after breakfast, and I enjoyed it so much that I think I'll keep studying daily.

Some of the books I read to make the challenge!

I read all these books (and many others!), looking at how the tenses are similar and different from each other, looking at how different writers think about the tenses and trying to find a good way to explain them.

And finally, I took all my research and I explained it as simply and clearly as I could in a course for you!

It's one of my most popular courses and I really believe that it's useful.

What our students say:

Alina from Ukraine

Thanks to your course, I have not only understood the rules of tenses, but also got the feel the concept of their application in practice. I became more confident and prompt in writing e-mails to our partners abroad.

Donna from USA

I really enjoyed your explanations. They were easy to follow and to understand. Additionally, I liked the repetition of the exercises. The more exercises I do, the better I am at retaining the information. The mini reviews, prior to starting the new lesson, were a nice touch.

Sandra from Serbia

It's so detailed, so well explained, couldn't find anywhere something similar. All I need I can find on one place, and I have it forever. I have better conversation in English.

Here's what you get:

  • Video lessons

    We've really worked hard to make the videos very clear and easy.

  • Review exercises

    Practice is key! The review exercises are carefully structured and very efficient.

  • PDFs of everything

    You can download and print everything.

  • Flashcards of everything

    Flashcards really, really help you to remember. They are scientifically proven to work and they're brilliant!

  • Help from the Perfect English Grammar team

    Got questions? Ask us inside the challenge and we'll help you.

Hi, I'm Seonaid, your teacher

And together with the Perfect English Grammar team, I've helped tens of millions of students improve their grammar.

I'm a British native speaker of English. I have a Master's degree (MPhil) from Cambridge University in English and Linguistics and I've been teaching English for many years.

Languages are wonderful! I love teaching and I love thinking about languages and how we can learn them really well. I'm here to help you use the best techniques to improve your vocabulary and achieve your English goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The challenge starts whenever you like. We recommend that you spend 30 days per challenge.

No, the videos are already recorded for you, so you can watch them whenever you like.

You can keep the challenge forever and study it whenever you like. It doesn't matter if you don't finish in thirty days - you can do it later.

There's a short video and an exercise every day, plus reviews for each challenge. You'll need about fifteen or twenty minutes.

We have thousands of happy students! But if you do decide that the challenge isn't what you need, we offer a full 30-day guarantee. Just send us an email and we'll give you your money back.

The free website has written explanations and some exercises. This is a full online course, which is carefully organised and goes into a lot more detail. It has videos, flashcards, PDFs, and review exercises. We will also answer your questions and you can get a certificate when you finish the course.

Yes! You are very welcome to use this material in your classroom or with your private students. Everything can be printed and photocopied.

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