We use the Present Continuous to talk about activities happening now.
The boys are watching TV.
I am sitting down, because I am exhausted.
I’m not learning English, because this is a Portuguese class.
What are you doing?
We can also use the Present Continuous Tense to talk about activities happening around now, and not necessarily this very moment.
Peter is studying really hard for his exams this week.
I am reading a really interesting book now.
We aren’t working hard these days.
The Present Continuous Tense is also used to talk about activities happening in the near future, especially for planned future events.
I am seeing my dentist on Monday.
Mary is coming for dinner tomorrow.
Are you doing anything tonight?
We aren’t going on holiday next week.