Buster is an ESL program which focuses on helping students
improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary
and grammar skills in 5 levels (beginner - advanced).
Tense Buster covers 33 aspects of the English language
effectively and enjoyably through presentations, practice
exercises, rules, tests and learner training tips.
Students learn how to ask questions, make comparisons,
and report on what they've heard, in addition to learning
how to describe past, present and future events.
Each unit begins with a presentation of a grammar topic
based on a dialogue,
a newspaper article, a radio broadcast or an extract from
a story, where learners are encouraged to form theories
about how the grammar works. Next come concept checking
questions focusing on key areas of difficulty, and a grammar
rule. Students move on to practice and testing activities
in which the language is contextualised and key aspects
of form and function are highlighted. Each unit includes
a video-based pronunciation activity relating to an aspect
of the grammar. Finally, each unit includes a vocabulary
session and ends by suggesting extension activities. All
activities include detailed feedback, one of the most popular
features of the program.
For a demo click here.
demo provides a variety of accents. A North American version
is also available)
For Tense Buster Online syllabus (PDF version)- click
For Tense Buster Online Feature Analysis (PDF version)-
Multimedia Authoring Kit
It is easier than ever to create effective exercises
tailored to your students' specific needs. The Tense Buster
multimedia Authoring Kit comprises a wide range of exercise
Do you want to add your own materials? Do you want to include
current events in your daily lessons? Do you want to record
your voice or your student's to be incorporated in your
exercises? For all you teachers: How about creating exercises
in all other subject areas? ....No problem, just copy and
paste and in seconds, it's done. You can create any type
of lesson using this highly flexible, motivational program.
Use any one of these formats to create your own activities:
drag and drop, proof reading and free practice as well as
target spotting, multiple choice, true/false, text and gapfill.
Why Tense Buster?
New multimedia interface - dynamic photos
Interactive, detailed feedback
Sound in all activities - radio broadcasts,
stories, quizzes and video
American or a international accents available
The Multimedia Authoring Kit lets you add
your own material and adapt the courses to the
exact needs of your students.
It's very easy to use... and fun!
Keeps track of progress!
System requirements: PC running Windows
95/98 + NT, 2000, XP, Vista.