ESL Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for teaching English as a second language
Students express a range of feelings with simple sentences.
Ideas to liven up any class
Ready-to-use ESL/EFL current affairs lessons. Uploaded daily.
For intermediate EFL/ESL students
A small collection of discussion questions, role plays, interviews, and debates on a variety of topics.
Your students will explore the wild side of work in this conversation lesson plan.
Dictation is sometimes frowned upon as an outmoded, teacher-centred writing activity with no real input from the student.
Ideas for short dictations
ESL teaching materials including printable English lesson plans, games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, visual aids, texts, vocabulary and grammar exercises, class management instructions, as well as professional advice for ESL teachers.
Ready-to-use ESL lesson plans based on current news and songs
Instant lessons - just print and teach! Lessons based on authentic newspaper articles.
Lesson plans categorized by level and skill
Lesson plans categorized by level and skill
Make your own worksheet in seconds. Sorting, Matching, Sort & Match...
Free TEFL worksheets and other resources ready to print.
Ideas for pair and group improvisations
In this lesson students can learn how to pronounce words beginning with the letter "u" (as in "untidy" or as in "union") and which indefinite article ("a" or "an") to use in front of them. Opportunities for practice are provided through a gap-fill exercise and a speaking task. Fluency is promoted through discussion questions relating to trade unions. For example: "How powerful are the unions in your country? How often do unions go on strike in your country?"
The Learning Page provides free, downloadable worksheets, ebooks, and lesson plans for teachers and parents of elementary level schoolchildren. There are hundreds of pages in theme-based and basic skills categories.
A stimulating lesson which coincides with the start of the new year. Vocabulary is practised with a gap-fill exercise which introduces the students to some idiomatic phrases containing the word "change". Students are given the chance to practise their fluency through personalized conversation questions such as: "Do you like change or do you prefer things to stay the same?" and "Have you ever been short-changed?"
A lesson that will generate a lively discussion among students. Vocabulary is practised with a gap-fill "definintions" exercise that introduces the students to some useful lexis related to the topic. Students are given the chance to practise their fluency through stimulating conversation questions such as: "If you were sent back in time to assassinate somebody, who would it be?"
Automatically create grammar & vocabulary materials using todays News from international publications like the New York Times, Guardian, USA Today, the Telegraph and more.
Matching Pairs worksheets are good for things like collocations, translation of short phrases, first and last names of famous writers, presidents etc, phrasal verbs, opposites, synonyms, animals and countries, buildings and cities...and so on until you run out of ideas :)
Scrambled Word worksheets can be used to check vocabulary and spelling, and improve reading and writing skills. You can make these easier by choosing a theme, so that all the words are about one subject such as the "weather" or "transport".
Sorting worksheets are perfect for exercises on regular/irregular verbs, parts of irregular verbs, synonyms, word stress patterns, male/female, countries/continents, capitals/countries...and anything you can think of.
"Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly."
For elementary EFL/ESL students
For elementary+ EFL/ESL students
An original project/lesson plan that practises listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Great Resources for the Frustrated Teacher. Free grammar and phonics worksheets and handouts; tons of games, ideas, writing activities, plus GEPT ideas.
Lesson plans for teachers of English based on authentic videos (such as song, TV shows)
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Free listening, reading, grammar and pronunciation lesson plans for upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency levels.