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Relax -- English Teaching Lesson Plans Don't Have to Be a Big Deal


Designing your own English teaching lesson plans can be easy and fun. It doesn't have to take a lot of time and can be a great way to express your creativity in the ESL classroom. continue introduction>>

Instant ESL Lesson Plans
Discover the easy, convenient way to plan your ESL lessons.

Here are some examples of what I do

Since I really teach only adults the following is geared to adult ESL lesson plans but could easily be adapted to ESL lesson plans for children. Children just need a lot more play and variety.

ESL Lesson Plans for Beginner Students -- Level One
Teaching beginner level ESL students takes a lot of patience, a lot of fortitude and a lot of creativity. It's very easy for the student to get bored and so you need to keep things moving with different acivities.

If I had my druthers I would only teach intermediate and advanced students because... >>

ESL Lesson Plans for Intermediate Students -- Level Two
Now that the ESL student has gained some proficiency with the language he should be able to carry on a conversation. It won't be a great conversation, there may be a lot of umming and ahhing as they try to find the words to express themselves.

They should've gained a good level of confidence and gotten rid of their fear to speak. Now you can be a lot more creative in class and actually tell some jokes they may understand. What you want to do is... >>

ESL Lesson Plans for Upper Intermediate Students -- Level Three
It seems like some people can stay forever in the intermediate level. Others seem to shoot ahead and pick up the language quickly. It is all a measure of talent, desire, stick-to-it-tiveness and ultimately what their purpose is for learning English.

Some students are content with knowing just enough to get by. Those who've reached level 3 are either lucky enough... >>

ESL Lesson Plans for Advanced Students -- Level Four
Advanced level classes in some ways are the most challenging because you are always looking for new ways to challenge the students.

They've gained a decent level of proficiency with the language, can speak it relatively well, know the basics of grammar without having to think about it and have a large vocabulary.

But advanced ESL classes can oftentimes be the most fun because...>>


Here are some ideas for things the student can do at home on an ongoing basis.

  • Read out loud 15 minutes a day but read pronouncing every sound of the word in an exaggerated way
  • Copy something while saying the words 15 minutes a day
  • Keep a journal and write at least one page a day of spontaneous writing without stopping.

There are sites all over the Internet where you can find other ideas for English lesson plans.

You can get excellent ready-to-use English teaching lesson plans based on news articles from Reuters. All you have to do is simply print and teach. Very easy...very convenient. Highly recommended.

There are games to play, things to read, compositions to write. You are only limited by your imagination and willingness to experiment and try new things.

So in designing your English lesson plans don't sweat it. Have fun. Look for ways you can be creative and engaging. Your students will love you for it.

Also, read some of the English teaching interviews for other ESL teachers' tips and methods.