EFL - ESL Lesson plans, activities and games | Beginner to intermediate

Welcome to our collection of ESL lesson plans. At the moment we cover five levels, ranging from beginner (A1) to intermediate (B1). Each language level section below contains a series of lesson plans on grammar and functional language. These lessons can be used in low-resource classrooms and require little to no preparation time. Each one contains a warm-up activity with board work, several classroom activities, games and a collection of recommended free ESL resources from around the web.

If you use an Android device, don't forget that you can get offline access to these materials, along with a much more extensive selection of ESL lesson plans, through the TEFL Handbook app.
 
ESL Lesson plans for beginners

BEGINNER | A1

A collection of English lesson plans for teaching beginners. Most of these lessons are better suited to younger students. However, you can adapt a lot of these ideas for adult classes.
A1
A1
ESL Lesson plans for beginners

BEGINNER | A1+

ESL lesson plans aimed at beginner level English students. Every lesson contains a sample lead-in activity along with several ESL game and activity ideas. These materials can be either used as a stand-alone lesson plan or to help bolster an existing one.
A1+
A1+
ESL Lesson plans for elementary

ELEMENTARY | A2

Lesson plans for elementary level English students. This collection of ESL resources is versatile enough to be adapted for any classroom. Each lesson plan is focused around a different grammar topic and contains a sample lead-in activity, ESL classroom activities and ideas for games.
A2
A2
ESL Lesson plans for elementary

ELEMENTARY | A2+

A collection of ESL materials and resources for teaching upper elementary level English students (A2). Each lesson plan requires very little pre-planning, and accommodate a wide range of class needs.
A2+
A2+
ESL Lesson plans for intermediate

INTERMEDIATE | B1

Intermediate level ESL lesson plans. Each contains a lead-in activity, several classroom activities and a game. Everything an English teacher needs to plan their lessons efficiently.
B1
B1
ESL Lesson plans for intermediate

UPPER INTERMEDIATE | B2

Upper-intermediate level ESL lesson plans. This course comprises of seven cross-curricular units. Each unit contains three lesson plans that have been designed for low-resource classrooms and require minimal prep time.
B2
B2
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