ESL lesson plans for beginners | A1

Welcome to our collection of low-prep 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, although they can be adapted and used with adults.

Depending on the class size and level of your students, lessons should take between 60 and 90 minutes. Each lesson plan contains suggested board work, several low-prep classroom activities and a game.

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Grammar

ESL lesson plan for teaching the alphabet
Alphabet & spelling
ESL lesson plan for teaching possessive adjectives
Possessive adjectives
ESL lesson plan for teaching This, that, these, those
This, that, these & those
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ESL lesson plan for teaching there is there are
There is & there are
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching have got
Have got
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ESL lesson plan for teaching Comparatives
Comparatives
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ESL lesson plan for teaching comparisons
Comparing ages
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ESL lesson plan for teaching prepositions of place
Prepositions of place
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans

Functional language

ESL lesson plan for teaching numbers
Numbers
ESL lesson plan for teaching family
Family & relatives
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ESL lesson plan for teaching always, sometimes and never
Always, sometimes & never
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ESL lesson plan for teaching
Asking for things
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ESL lesson plan for teaching
Describing animals with be
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ESL lesson plan for teaching
Places in town
ESL lesson plan for teaching directions
Directions: How do I get to the...?
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ESL lesson plan for teaching likes and dislikes
Likes and dislikes 1
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ESL lesson plan for teaching likes and dislikes 2
Likes and dislikes 2
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ESL lesson plan talking about your week
Talk about your week
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ESL lesson plan for teaching time
What's the time?
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ESL lesson plan for teaching daily routine
Daily routine
ESL lesson plan for teaching clothes
Clothing
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans

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