OK, BozFan, thank you for the reply.
The first idea that comes to my head - and besides the work being done with the help of different grammar books in libraries, it would be necessary for your students to have access to the internet - is a comparative study between English verbs (tenses, conjugation, declension, etc.), and other languages, which could be categorized, for example: Latin, Anglo-Saxon, European, Asian, whatever.
I don't know if this is possible to do, and if you have enough time, but you could first do a brainstorm with them, frontally, asking for different topics and writing them on the board. Then divide them into groups, each group would be responsible for a series of topics under the same category, example, how verbs are conjugated in Japanese, etc. If possible, it would be a blast to have them contact different teachers all over the world asking them to contact the respective pupils, with questions like what the difficulties are, and so on. I don't teach classes anymore otherwise I would be most pleased to help! In Hebrew (I live in Israel) there are only 4 tenses!!! and students really suffer when it comes to differentiate between Simple and Progressive tenses. Another difference: there isn't the verb "to be" in the Present Tense. In Portuguese (I'm a Brazilian) there is the respectful "voce" (you) and informal "tu" (also you)
, but no auxiliaries, as in English, French and Italian, for example.
The ideas have no end, trust your students, they can build up the whole project with your help, of course.
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