English has no future : discussing what´s ahead

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It can be argued that English has no future tense; instead, English speakers have dozens of different ways of describing what is ahead. Why choose one over another? What does it mean to say something one way instead of another? How does an English speaker´s feelings about an event influence how s/he describes it?

future 01 What : This programme examines the common and not so common forms of discussing something which has yet to take place and considers grammar, semantics, philology and philosophy.

Who : Students, teachers and others interested in contemporary English usage.

Length : eight hours – one-day intensive or two half-days semi-intensive or four two-hour sessions

Eligible for SENCE :yes

Eligible for Ley SEP : yes

Format : interactive seminar

Modalities : face-to-face “open”, or face-to-face “closed”

Recommended previous programmes : none

Recommended English level : CEFR-B2 or higher*

Programme Fee ; CLP80 000 (before SENCE)

Contents :

Session I – Definitions and understanding of the future and of different futures
Session II – Tenses
Session III – Moods
Session IV – Markers, common concerns and a problem clinic

Related programmes :future 02

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We can often run a closed programme with as few as 4 participants (slightly more outside Santiago). If you can get four friends or colleagues together, ask us about a closed programme on your date(s), at your time(s) and in your location(s).