English as a Second Language Lesson Plans
Travel - Describing scenes of airports, airplanes, everyday scenes
and activities reviewing the present tense and incorporating the present
and past progress.
Sounds Flashcard Game - The Flashcard Game will be used as a Mastery
Structure to help students master the concept of beginning sounds cooperatively.
Budget Activity- This activity can be easily adapted to your own country.
Words and Actions - Students will be able to identify important objects
in the classroom. They will also be able to understand "common" directions
given to them in the classroom.
About the Weather - To be able to broaden the vocabulary when talking
about the weather so the student can broaden their conversation.
- Days of the Week
Song- Learn the names of days of the week.
in a Restaurant - Building and designing your own restaurant.
- English Page- Lessons for
intermediate and advanced learners of English as a foreign language.
- English, Baby- Online daily
lessons that relate to entertainment.
Money - Students are introduced to the concept of currency and money.
- Exploring Our Solar
System- The student use English to obtain, process, construct, and
provide subject matter information in spoken and written form.
Use and Function of Coins - Teacher will put students in partners
and give each group a cup of real coins.
Preferences - To express the way to express preferences about food.
Equality - Students will identify problems with not treating people
it going conversation? - To be able to have a conversation in English
for small talk.
Body Parts - This lesson is an interactive way to introduce body parts
to first graders.
- Jazz Chant- The
learner will be able to successfully recite the chant in rhythm, using
previously learned vocabulary.
Valid Comparisons - As an attention getter, ask students to think
about what they have in common between a family member or a close friend.
in Simple Past with Video- To provide practice in constructing simple
past tense forms and checking for subject verb agreement.
- Owls- The ESL students
will increase their English skills through writing, reading, speaking,
listening, and interacting with peers.
Partners Bilingual Instructional Program- Examples of lessons for
Who Live the Longest- Some people live for a hundred years or even
more. Many of these live in either the Mediterranean region, or in parts
of rural Japan, and Russia. What is their secret? Here is a simple activity
I used in order to get people thinking.
& Descriptions - Being able to describe someone fully and with distinction.
in Movies- Students will listen for and recognize different levels
of politeness in a dialogue.
Playing/Simulation- Role playing/simulation is an extremely valuable
method for L2 learning. It encourages thinking and creativity, lets students
develop and practice new language and behavioral skills in a relatively
non-threatening setting, and can create the motivation and involvement
necessary for learning to occur.
Biography and Vocabulary - Identify features of a biography. Apply
knowledge for a simple biography.
Lesson: Vacation Commercials- It gives the students a chance to show
their abilities not only to use language, but to plan, organize, and put
into action a task which is given to them. It also allows them to take
responsibility for their learning as well.
Cards- To get the student used to answering general questions at a
level that resembles normal speech. To give the students conversational
- The Amazon- The
student will recall information from a story, which is read aloud. Label
various objects in the "classroom Amazon." identify nouns.
- The Family- Students
will do an activity that will give them the opportunity to form a "family".
- Traveling to Canada.
Diary (model) - Demonstrates understanding of the interdependence
of language and culture.
- Weather- The
lessons in this unit are geared toward the mainstreamed classroom, but
by simply integrating visual aids and vocabulary it could easily encompass
the ESL students in your classroom.
are you doing? - Be able to state what the people are doing in the
pictures and put in a complete sentence.
& The Self Pronoun - Students will be able to recognize, understand,
and produce the manual and non-manual grammatical components of WH-Questions
and the Self Pronoun.
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