Today I started the road to teaching multiple tenses. It is freeing to me to present the language as a whole and not in segments. The wonderful thing was that the student completely understood the difference. It seems terrible to me that people would say, “Oh, they can’t learn that yet. They are not that advanced.” Who ever came up with that idea.
I think that when people start to view language as a different subject, they will start to see more fluency in their class. Language is not taught like physics. It is a completely different type of knowledge that is acquired through the natural order of acquisition. To teach it as an empirical subject limits the potential of fluency.
Not only that, but teaching with multiple tenses makes the story more fun!