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A1: General ESL Lesson Plans

ESL Pals has a huge range of beginner ESL lesson plans. All our A1-A2 lesson plans cover fun, engaging topics; covering essential vocabulary and grammar.

What is an A1 ESL student?

An A1 ESL student can understand and use frequently-used everyday expressions as well as simple phrases. They can introduce themselves and can ask and answer questions about personal details, and they can interact in a simple way if spoken to slowly and clearly. All beginner ESL lesson plans from ESL Pals factor in the aforementioned abilities of an A1 student, making the lesson plans achievable for learners while allowing them to progress by learning new aspects of the language.

Do ESL Pals have an A1 ESL curriculum?

Yes, there is an A1 ESL curriculum on available right now to all members. If you want your A1 beginner students to progress timely and productively, all lesson plans should follow a structure with scaffolding to allow them to improve from one lesson to the next. The curriculum on ESL Pals does just that in a fun, engaging way which will leave students excited for the next class!

What topics are covered in this A1 ESL curriculum?

If you are finding it difficult to find fun, enjoyable lesson themes week after week, then you have stumbled upon the right place. At ESL Pals, we cover all the essential language that an A1 student needs to progress. It is important that beginner ESL learners have a solid understanding of basic vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure before moving on to the next level. Through our A1 curriculum, students will gain all the necessary tools and experience to make that next step in their language learning journey.

A2: General ESL Lesson Plans

Are you looking for beginner ESL lesson plans? ESL Pals has 100s of ESL lesson plans, perfect for all teachers and students! Includes ESL conversation classes!

What is an A2 ESL student?

They can understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to their areas of experience. Are able to communicate in simple, everyday tasks requiring no more than a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. And, they can describe in simple terms aspects of their past, environment and needs. ESL Pals apply this information to the A2 curriculum, making the lessons plans attainable while including tasks that are challenging to ensure progression.

What do these beginner ESL lesson plans contain?

All ESL students require fun, engaging exercises that are manageable and difficult in equal proportion. The beginner TEFL lessons from ESL Pals fulfil both requirements by offering a plethora of tasks in each class. Commonly, there are vocabulary exercises such as; find the definition, sentence completion and find the mistake. Additionally, A2 learners are presented with more challenging tasks which aim to expand their abilities. These activities include; role-plays, case studies and debates.

Why do I need a lesson plan for ESL conversation classes?

There are a host of ESL conversation classes on ESL Pals ready to use right now. It is important for teachers to come to ESL conversation classes equipped with a lesson plan because a plan gives structure to the session. Furthermore, the plan introduces new vocabulary and gives the necessary scaffolding for a student to use new language without fear. In addition, without a plan, a student will continue to use the same words and grammatical structure, meaning they will not progress to the next levely.

Are homework task included in these beginner ESL classes?

Yes, homework tasks are provided for all our ESL lesson plans. We believe it is crucial that all ESL students review what has been taught in class in their free time, so that they can solidify their understanding. Moreover, completed homework provides a great starting point for the next class, meaning the beginner ESL curriculum flows effortlessly.

B1: General ESL Lesson Plans

Your intermediate ESL students will love these lesson plans! ESL topics include; shopping, fashion, art and more – all available to download as PDFs!

What is a B1 ESL student?

A B1 ESL student is able to understand the main points of clear texts in standard language if they are familiar with the topics. They can cope with most of the situations that might arise on a trip to areas where the language is used. Plus, they can describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations, as well as briefly justifying opinions or explaining plans. ESL Pals took this information onboard when creating the B1 intermediate ESL curriculum, ensuring the exercises are coherent and challenging.

Is there an intermediate ESL curriculum on ESL Pals?

If you are searching for a professional, intermediate ESL curriculum, then ESL Pals is the ideal place for you. There is a myriad of awesome B2 lesson plans, making up an excellent ESL curriculum which your students will love. The lesson plans cover all necessary language needed to progress to the next level, and are presented in downloadable PDFs, meaning there are perfect for your online ESL classes.

Are grammar points covered in the intermediate ESL curriculum?

Many teachers have expressed their disdain for teaching grammar in ESL classroom because it is difficult to find coherent resources which students are able to connect with. We too faced this problem, which is why we created ESL Pals. All B2 ESL lesson plans contain a grammar point which is explored through engaging exercises after a clear explanation is given.

Are all intermediate ESL lesson plans based on video or article?

Yes, all ESL lesson plans for adults from ESL Pals are video or article based. Having this base enables topics to be explored in-depth, and enables the creators to construct enjoyable, absorbing exercise which all ESL students will love. New lessons are added weekly. We plan, you teach!

B2: General ESL Lesson Plans

ESL Pals has awesome ESL lesson plans for intermediate students available to download in PDF form. Try our ESL conversation classes too!

What is a B2 ESL student?

A B1 ESL student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Furthermore, they can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. In addition, they can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain their viewpoint thoroughly. ESL Pals’ B2 curriculum reflects this information, ensuring all intermediate have well-suited, yet demanding material.

What grammar points are covered in these B2 ESL lesson plans?

Many teachers have ask if they should teach grammar in an ESL classroom, we believe that the answer is, emphatically, yes! This is especially true at intermediate level as grammar is a key building block to proficiency. In these ESL lesson plans for intermediate students many key grammar points are covered such as; present perfect, conditionals, connectors, phrasal verbs, modal verbs and more!

Are new lesson added to the B2 curriculum?

Yes, new ESL lesson plans are added to the website weekly, additionally new conversation classes are added regularly too. All lessons that are added will link in perfectly with the existing curriculum, and will follow the same format as other lessons, as they will be video / article based. They will continue to be downloadable as a PDF, all of which will save you endless of planning!

How long are these B2 ESL lesson plans?

We know it can be difficult to find engaging resources week after week which take up the full lesson time, but worry no more, ESL Pals has the solution. Our lesson plans last a minimum of 1 hour, and contain homework tasks which can act as a warmer in the next class. All our awesome ESL lesson plans for intermediate students contain extensive exercises meaning you’ll never run out of content, and you won’t have to worry about planning any longer. We plan, you teach!

C1: General ESL Lesson Plans

Looking for advanced ESL lessons plans? Check out our downloadable pdf lesson plans. All lessons are video /article based and cover the 4 skills!

What is a C1 ESL student?

A C1 ESL student can understand a wide range of more demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning in them. Also, they can express themselves fluently and spontaneously and use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. In addition, they can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects. ESL Pals C1 curriculum echoes the sentiment expressed, providing advanced ESL students with awesome resources.

Is there a C1 ESL curriculum?

Yes, there is a step-by-step curriculum available to all ESL members. To access the C1 curriculum, all you need to in the sign up to one of our subscriptions. Once you are a member you will be able to access the curriculum in the members dashboard. Each lesson plan progresses succinctly from one lesson to the next, allowing for rapid progression.

What topics are covered in the C1 ESL curriculum?

There are a multitude of topics covered in our advanced ESL lessons plans, this is purposely done to cater for all ESL students tastes. With such a vast array of topics, you will find something you and your students love. Topics on site now include; the pursuit of happiness, British slang, public transport, gun control, smartphone addiction, the war on drugs and art.

Are these C1 ESL lesson plans downloadable?

Yes, all advanced ESL lessons plans are downloadable as PDFs, as too are all adult and kids lesson plans on ESL Pals. Once downloaded you can save the documents and use them again and again. With an ESL Pals subscription, you will never need to plan a lesson again as there are 100s of lesson plans on site now ready to use – think of how much time you will save. We plan, you teach!