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EFL: In-Class Oprah-Style Talk Show
Explore verbal communication by participating in a talk show activity. EFL students identify the format of the Oprah Winfrey show and discuss matters with a "host." They utilize video cameras and sound equipment to record the "show" and view it at a later date. A great way to look back and see progress.
How to Tell the Time in English
Students study English vocabulary related to time. In this EFL/ESL telling time lesson, students practice phrasing of time in English using a clock with a moveable face. Students make clocks. Students play a teacher made game called snakes and ladders.
Problem Solving Skills Lesson Plan
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students discuss problem solving related to business. In this business instructional activity, students discuss problems that may arise in a business and then brainstorm ways to solve such problems with a step by step technique.
How to Write a Good Business E-Mail
Learners in an EFL/ESL program discover how to write a professional business e-mail. In this writing lesson, students review the correct way to write a business e-mail. They practice writing emails as a whole class and on their own.
EFL Lesson Plan: How to Teach EFL/ESL Students Interview Skills
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson plan. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview and later define vocabulary terms.
EFL/ESL Medical Terms and Grey's Anatomy
Students explore English vocabulary by viewing a television program in class. In this medical terms lesson, students view the show "Grey's Anatomy" on television and identify English medical terms that are used. Students reflect on medical procedures that took place and complete a medical dictionary worksheet.
Free EFL Lesson Plan: How to Teach Small Talk
English learners participate in a discussion role-play activity. They identify topics that will assist them in communicating with native English speakers such as discussing the weather or social events. They define small talk, get acquainted with relevant vocabulary, and participate in role-play conversations with classmates.
Teaching EFL/ESL Students How to Make an Appointment on the Telephone
Students practice their English language skills and build accuracy while having a telephone conversation. In this how to make an appointment on the telephone lesson, students practice making a phone call. They discover what type of information they should leave and not leave during a telephone conversation and then work in pairs to practice having a telephone conversation in English.
EFL Beginner: Learning How to Use Adjectives
Students explore language arts by identifying specific parts of speech. In this adjective usage instructional activity, students read and define 30 new adjectives while utilizing them in sentences. Students complete a vocabulary treasure hunt while using their new adjectives and exploring the school campus.
Is it News and What's Your Opinion?
Learners read 2 short news stories for 5-10 minutes and underline vocabulary that is new to them. In this EFL conversation lesson, students discuss the vocabulary words, what they think each story is about and which they like best. Learners work with partners and role play one of the stories and the class discusses each.
How to Teach and Test New Vocabulary
Students are introduced to new vocabulary words and play a game to reinforce their meanings and usage. For this EFL lesson, students work in teams, they throw dice and the student with the higher number gets to answer a question regarding a new vocabulary word. Students who answer correctly advance to the next vocabulary word. This lesson can be used to reinforce vocabulary at any English acquisition or grade level.
EFL/ESL: Using Dictation to Improve Your Students' Listening, Spelling and Grammar Skills
ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation lesson, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read children's stories such as Harry Potter or Green Eggs and Ham and practice transcribing them.
ESL/EFL Lesson Plan - Nuclear Power Plants
Students participate in ESL/EFL activities as they read an article about nuclear power plants. In this ESL/EFL lesson, students read an article entitled, "Germany To Close All Nuclear Power Plants." They work on building vocabulary, sequencing, and reading comprehension. They answer true/false questions, make charts, and complete a 10 minute writing activity.
Breaking News English - ESL/EFL Lesson Plan - Disability
Students complete ESL/EFL reading comprehension and vocabulary building activities. In this ESL/EFL current events lesson, students read or listen to the article "Paralysed Man Takes Hopeful First Steps," (22nd May, 2011). They work on vocabulary building, comparison, comprehension, and writing assignments based on the article.
A Free EFL/ESL Lesson Plan on Prepositions
Students examine the usage of prepositions in English and build language accuracy. In this ESL lesson, students review common English prepositions and are also introduced to new and uncommon English prepositions. Students complete a student handout on prepositions.
EFL Lesson Plan for Learning Adjectives
For this adjectives lesson plan, young scholars use suggested adjectives to describe their home or a friend. They then play a game where they try out describe an item to their team. This is a lesson intended for adults but could easily be modified for a younger audience.
Writing a Short Article in English Using a Blog
In this ESL writing lesson plan, students write a short article in English about a subject they choose using correct grammar and punctuation. Their articles are then posted as blogs online.
Learners practice in role play situations how to meet other people and say polite gestures. In this meeting people lesson plan, students learn new vocabulary and say Western sayings.
Using Obama's Speeches to Teach Word Stress
Students listen to President Obama's speeches to learn and listen for word stress. In this word stress lesson plan, students also practice stressing important words on their own.
How To Give Directions
In this ELS lesson, students practice giving and receiving directions to a location in English. The teacher first models and then allows time for students to practice with each other.