Low-prep ESL lesson plans, activities and games | Beginner to advanced

Welcome to our collection of ESL lesson plans. At the moment we cover eight levels, ranging from complete beginner (pre A1) to advanced (C1). 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 and a game.

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Language levels

Adult Beginner
ESL lesson plans for teaching adult beginners
Beginner
ESL lesson plans for teaching beginners
Upper Beginner
ESL lesson plans for teaching upper beginners
Elementary
ESL lesson plans for teaching elementary level students
Upper Elementary
ESL lesson plans for teaching upper elementary students
Intermediate
ESL lesson plans for teaching intermediate
Upper Intermediate
ESL lesson plans for teaching upper intermediate
Advanced
ESL lesson plans for teaching advanced

Popular resources

ESL lesson plan for teaching prepositions of time
Prepositions of time
ESL lesson plan for teaching past simple and past continuous
Past simple & past continuous
ESL lesson plan for teaching the alphabet
Alphabet & spelling
ESL lesson plan for teaching plurals
Teaching plurals
ESL lesson plan for describing people and personalities
Describing people & personalities
ESL lesson plan for teaching ordinal numbers
Ordinal numbers
ESL lesson plan for teaching family
Family and relatives
ESL lesson plan for teaching the passive voice
The passive voice

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ESL lesson plan for teaching daily routine and time
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Hobbies, likes and dislikes
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ESL lesson plan for talking about jobs
Talking about jobs
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ESL lesson plan for teaching present simple negative and opinions
Giving opinions
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ESL lesson plan for teaching telling the time
Telling the time
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