The progressive tenses are fun to teach as they follow an easy rule. When your students have studied the simple present and past tenses they will be ready to learn and use the present and past progressive tenses. This article outlines the basic grammar and provides several talking activities.
The progressive tenses show that something is happening at a specific time.
For the present progressive use the present tense of the verb “to be” ( am / is / are) + the present participle.