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Lesson plans and ideas
Lesson plans, activities, practical ideas and techniques for your TEFL classes
This is a one hour lesson suitable for intermediate level learners. It uses a listening text to set the context for eliciting the target language.
How can we improve on tasks like ‘Listen to the conversation and identify the main topic’ to make them more personalised and interactive? Here’s one idea.
Use this activity at elementary level upwards, either as a warmer or as a practice activity for forming yes/no questions, reported questions or narrative tenses.
Here’s an intermediate level Bond-based lesson plan using scenes from Casino Royale, focusing on ‘so that…’ and ‘infinitives of purpose’.
Using Group Writing for error correction helps students benefit from peers, learn from their mistakes and the mistakes of others, and makes efficient use of the students’ and the teacher’s time.
How and why to adapt authentic materials to produce highly successful, dynamic EFL lessons.
Successfully utilizing authentic materials in your classroom is simply a matter of adapting those materials to suit the needs of your language learners.
How and why to ease students into real world English with roleplay activities and simulations.
Songs contain authentic language, are easily obtainable, provide vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects and are fun.
Who doesn’t love cartoons and comics? They can be used in English language teaching in a number of ways. So what’s the difference and how can we use them?