ESL Lesson Plans links
Lesson plans for teaching English as a second language
Lesson Plan: Language Through Drama
Students express a range of feelings with simple sentences.
Activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom
Ideas to liven up any class
Breaking News English
Ready-to-use ESL/EFL current affairs lessons. Uploaded daily.
For intermediate EFL/ESL students
Dictation for ESL
Dictation is sometimes frowned upon as an outmoded, teacher-centred writing activity with no real input from the student.
Instant lessons - just print and teach! Lessons based on authentic newspaper articles.
ESL Lesson Plans
Lesson plans categorized by level and skill
Free TEFL worksheets and other resources ready to print.
Improvisations for the EFL/ESL Classroom
Ideas for pair and group improvisations
Make Your Own Matching Pairs Worksheets
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 :)
Make Your Own Scrambled Word Worksheets
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".
Make Your Own Sorting Worksheets
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
"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
Free, top-quality, original ESL lesson plans and conversation questions using current world news events. Updated daily to guarantee fresh, engaging content.
For elementary+ EFL/ESL students
St Valentine's Day Lesson Plan
An original project/lesson plan that practises listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Stickyball ESL Resources
Great Resources for the Frustrated Teacher. Free grammar and phonics worksheets and handouts; tons of games, ideas, writing activities, plus GEPT ideas.
Talking Point Lesson Plans Archive
The main aim of these Talking Point lesson plans is to promote fluency by presenting students with stimulating discussion questions. All Talking Points are designed for use with students who have reached Pre-Intermediate level, though they are also very successful with Intermediate and more advanced students.
Topic Based Worksheets
A range of topic based lesson plans by Liz Regan available for free download in PDF format, so they'll print out perfectly on A4 or Letter-size paper. Each worksheet is accompanied by Teacher's Notes. When each PDF file opens, you can print it out or save it to your computer.
Free listening, reading, grammar and pronunciation lesson plans for upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency levels.