What is Tense Buster?

Help your ESL learners break through the grammar barrier with Tense Buster, Clarity’s most popular program. Described by British Council Network News as "very popular with students, attractive and easy to use", Tense Buster helps learners with 33 key grammar areas at five levels. Ideal for independent learning, classwork and homework. Find out more by watching this video or this product page.

CEFR level:

CEFR level

Equality exercise in Tense Buster program

Syllabus and demo

News and updates

Using Tense Buster program on notebook for learning grammar
  1. Time spent on Tense Buster last year: 11,858,230 minutes
  2. Adopted by the British Council for all 227 teaching centres worldwide.
  3. Read some Tense Buster reviews.
  4. Download a list of institutions using Tense Buster around the world.

Support materials

5 tips for grammar

Tense Buster poster

The poster highlights learning strategies, with a space for your own access instructions.

  • Size: 750mm(H) x 500mm(W)
  • Poster made with 4 colour printing
  • Email info@clarityenglish.com to request the items you require.
How to break through the grammar barrier?

Tense Buster flyer

The flyer highlights learning strategies, with a space for your own access instructions.

  • Size: 297mm(H) x 210mm(W)
  • Flyer made with 4 colour printing
  • Email info@clarityenglish.com to request the items you require.
Tense Buster bookmark

Tense Buster bookmark

The other side of the bookmark shows students how to access Tense Buster in your institution/library.

  • Size: 50mm(H) x 150mm(W)
  • Bookmark made with 4 colour printing
  • Email info@clarityenglish.com to request the items you require.
Web image for Tense Buster

Tense Buster web images

Libraries and self access centres which display these images prominently in a member's area typically have a higher take-up rate.

  • Size: 52.9KB
  • Format: ZIP package
Usage statistics preview

Tense Buster usage statistics

We will send you a monthly email which enables you to generate usage statistics in just two clicks. This will tell you exactly how many sessions are run per month. If for any reason you don't get this email, or if you want to change the person it is sent to, please email info@clarityenglish.com and let us know.

Getting to know Tense Buster

Tense Buster teacher support

Download an activity sheet to find out how to use the program.

Technical

technical specifications

Technical specifications

Tense Buster runs on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile. To run this program, you need an up-to-date version of one of these browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

latest upgrades

Latest upgrades

  1. 2020 May: New audio for pronunciation units (North American version)
  2. 2018 Jun: V11 (North American English) released
  3. 2018 May: V11 (International English) released
technical support pledge

Technical support pledge

"My aim is to ensure you have smooth, trouble-free use of any software you purchase from Clarity. I therefore guarantee to find a fast and effective solution to any technical problems related to Clarity software, or provide a full refund."

Dr Adrian Raper,
Technical Director