TESOL: Speaking and Vocabulary Lesson Plan Using ESA Format 

By Esra Merdimeydan – 250-hour TESOL Diploma graduate

TESOL Diploma integrated skills lesson planLevel: Low Intermediate to Intermediate (Mixed abilities)

Time: 100 min
Type of Lesson: Speaking and Vocabulary: Describing people physical appearance and personality.

Lesson Aims:
– To develop speaking skills by discussing the topic of describing physical appearance and characteristic traits of someone they know.
– Introduce and practice descriptive adjectives (topic related vocabulary).
– Give students semi-controlled and freer practice in speaking through communicative activities.

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Speaking and Vocabulary Lesson: ESA Model

TESOL Lesson Plan – ESA Model – Speaking and Vocabulary Lesson

TESOL Diploma integrated skills lesson planLevel: Intermediate

Lesson aims: To develop speaking skills and vocabulary by discussing the topic of cellphone use in classrooms.

Lesson outcome: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to give their opinions on reasons for and against the use of cell phones in schools using known vocabulary as well as vocabulary introduced in class.

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Lesson Plan : OnTESOL Reviews How to Teach Pronunciation

Pronunciation Lesson Plan: Consonant sound /dʒ/

By Ashleigh R. – 250-hour TESOL Diploma graduate

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Pronunciation lesson planLevel: Low intermediate and above

Duration: Approx. 60 minutes

Lesson aims:

Introduce the articulation of the affricate post alveolar voiced sound /dʒ/ through context.

Provide controlled, semi-controlled and freer practice through drilling and communicative activities.

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Business English Lesson plan- Giving a Presentation (ESA Framework)

Teaching Business English – Lesson Plan

Presentations - Teaching Business English lesson planLevel of the class: High Intermediate

Type of Lesson: Integrated skills (Listening integrated to speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary using authentic material. Theme: giving presentations)

To identify the characteristics of a good and bad presentation
To introduce vocabulary related to presentations
To review sentence stress and intonation patterns for effective presentations.

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Present Progressive Lesson Plan Using Authentic Material

This TESOL lesson plan uses a newspaper article to discuss current events and teach the Present Progressive

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Present Progressive Lesson Plan using the newspaperLevel: Low Intermediate and above

Lesson Aims:

–   To review the use and structure of the Present Continuous / Progressive Tense through reading comprehension using authentic material.

–   To review the different functions of the Present Continuous / Progressive Tense: describing an action happening at the moment of speaking vs. describing current ongoing events and processes.

–   To review vocabulary connected to the ocean, the beach and sea-creatures.

–   To provide practice of the structure and function of the Present Continuous / Progressive Tense

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Simple Past Lesson Plan Using the Communicative Approach

Simple past ESL lesson plan by Robert Huth – TESOL Certificate graduate:

120-houradvancedLevel of students: High Beginner
Total class time: 90 min.

·         To introduce new vocabulary about leisure activities
·         To introduce the past simple with its function to talk about the past (comparing it to the present simple and present progressive)
·         To introduce the affirmative and negative form of the past simple and the forms of regular and irregular verbs
·         To review adverbials of time concerning weekdays (on Monday, on Saturday, on the weekend), here used with the past tense.
·         To practice the pronunciation of the “-ed” ending in the past simple and the stress of the personal pronoun when using the same question to talk about another person
·         To provide Ss with controlled and semi-controlled practice in speaking, listening and freer practice in writing in the context of reporting about past events using the past simple

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Phrasal Verbs and Integrated Skills TESOL Lesson Plan Using a TV Show (Friends)

Phrasal Verbs ESL lesson plan using a TV show

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Level: High Intermediate

Lesson Aims:
• To give students practice with developing their speaking and listening skills.
• Revision of phrasal verbs, by scanning the video for the verbs, and using them in sentences.
• Guessing the meaning of vocabulary through synonyms, answering questions, gap filling activities.

By the end of the lesson, students should have improved their speaking and listening skills, and feel confident using the phrasal verbs introduced in the video episode.

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TESOL Lesson Plan: Using The Movie Spanglish To Teach Integrated Skills

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ESL lesson plan using a movie Type of lesson: Listening integrating speaking and writing (Movie: Spanglish) by Janine.

Level: Intermediate +

To practice listening for details (scanning)
To introduce vocabulary that is essential for understanding the listening tasks
To allow students to practice the skill of writing in reported speech
To encourage discussion and class debate
To practice writing skills

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TESOL Lesson Plan: Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary Related to Jobs

Listening TESOL lesson plan on jobs

Level of the students: Intermediate +

Type of lesson: Listening comprehension

Aims: To provide students with listening practice for the gist (skimming) and
details (scanning).
To present and give practice with vocabulary related to jobs.
To present vocabulary that is essential for understanding the task.
To integrate listening into speaking and writing skills.
To provide students with practice in summarizing and retelling.

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Comparatives and Superlatives: Grammar Lesson Plan Using Storytelling

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Comparatives and superlatives lesson plan - grammar lesson planType of Lesson: Grammar using storytelling- Task-based lesson based on the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Level: Low Intermediate, 10-11 years

Time: Approx. 90 minutes

Aims: To introduce the students to the vocabulary used to describe emotions; to review the concept of the comparative (-er) and present the superlative (-est);to give students an opportunity to practice listening for specific information; to give students an opportunity to practice speaking and writing using the comparative and superlative.

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