The most successful teachers of English as a Second Language know that the key to helping intermediate and advanced level ESL students learn English is to get them to simply talk in (correct) English as much as possible. And what better, and easier way, to get students to practice their English that than with popular culture and interesting topics?
The printable ESL lesson plans below are fun and are excellent tools for helping anyone learn English, but work best high school and adult learners. New lessons are added weekly so check back often!
Beginner ESL Lesson Plans (basic grammar and vocabulary)
Correct the Animals 1– A fun ESL worksheet to practice proper English grammar.
Correct the Animals 2 – Another fun ESL worksheet to practice proper English grammar.
Day and Night – A compare and contrast exercise on day vs. night.
Intermediate ESL Lesson Plans (discussion topics, basic reading comprehension, vocabulary, etc.)
Alice in Wonderland – A fun ESL worksheet based off of the Alice in Wonderland movie and book to practice reading comprehension.
Royal Portraits – Interesting ESL reading and discussion topics and photos about the British royal family.
First Commercial Spaceship – An interesting ESL lesson and reading comprehension about the world’s first commercial spaceship.
Best in Show – A cute ESL lesson with vocabulary, reading comprehension, and discussion topics about the winner of a dog show.
2010 Concept Cars – ESL vocabulary, reading comprehension, and discussion about new ideas for cars.
Future Talk – ESL reading comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion the future from a kid’s perspective.
Celebrity Jobs – ESL reading comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion based on jobs that celebrities had before they were famous.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – An ESL worksheet on geography and vocabulary using MLK’s famous “I have a Dream” speech.
Advanced ESL Lesson Plans (advanced reading comprehension, complex dialog, idioms, etc.)
Banished Words in 2010 – A fun ESL lesson on unique words and vocabulary.
Hubble 3D – ESL reading and listening comprehension and discussion questions about the Hubble 3D telescope and movie.
Baby Antelope – ESL reading comprehension and discussion topic… could be an intermediate lesson as well.
Go Van Gogh – An interesting ESL reading comprehension and vocabulary exercise about one of Van Gogh’s paintings.
Cadillac Ranch – ESL reading comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion exercise about an interesting piece of Americana.
Haiti Earthquake – An ESL reading comprehension and vocabulary exercise on the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Lohri Festival – ESL reading comprehension and discussion about a kite festival in India.
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