EFL - ESL lesson plans for beginners | A1 Mid level
A collection of ESL lesson plans and resources for teaching beginners. These lessons cover some of the fundamental grammar and functional areas of the English language and are aimed at younger learners. All of the activity and game ideas that we include can be used in low-resource classrooms and require little to no preparation time. Each lesson contains a warm-up activity with board work, several classroom activities, games and a collection of recommended free ESL resources from around the web.
Alphabet and spelling
Practical ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the alphabet and spelling to young learners or beginners.
Numbers 20 - 100
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the numbers 20-100 to beginners.
A collection of practical ESL activity and game ideas for teaching possessive adjectives to beginner-level students.
This, that, these and those
An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the correct usage of the pronouns this, that, these and those.
There is and there are
This collection of ESL activities gives students the opportunity to practise using the verb 'to be' to describe their current location.
An A1 ESL lesson plan for teaching 'have' and 'have got' to beginner level students.
Always, sometimes and never
This ESL lesson plan is a great introduction to adverbs of frequency for beginners and young learners.
Asking for things
Students learn to make basic requests in this role-play ESL lesson plan for beginners.
Describing animals with 'be'
An ESL lesson plan that teaches beginner level students how to describe animals using the verb 'to be'.
A collection of beginner level ESL activities and games that give students further practice using comparatives.
Prepositions of place
This ESL lesson plan introduces prepositions of place to beginner level students.
Directions: How do I get to the...?
In this ESL lesson plan for beginners, students practise the functional language related to asking and giving directions.
Likes and dislikes 1
A collection of free ESL activity and game ideas for expressing likes and dislikes with beginner level students.
Likes and dislikes 2
Practical classroom activity and game ideas for teaching beginners how to express likes and dislikes in the third person.
Talk about your week
Students get the chance to apply some recently learned language structures in this creative ESL lesson plan for beginners.
What's the time
In this beginner level ESL lesson plan, students learn to ask and respond to some simple questions about time.
A collection of beginner level ESL activities, games and resources related to routine activities.