Welcome to our beginner ESL lesson on family and related vocabulary. Family is a topic that is relatable and universal, making it an excellent foundation for language learning. In this lesson, students will develop their vocabulary and learn how to describe and discuss their own families.
The lesson begins with a suggested boardwork example that sets the stage for a clear introduction to the target language. After that, we move on to several low-resource classroom activities where students get the chance to interview each other about their families. Finally, the lesson concludes with a fun and interactive game that reinforces what your students have learned in this session.
Use of the board
Presenting complex language on the board can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. That's why each plan includes helpful suggestions and notes on how to effectively present the target language of the lesson.
The TEFLHandbook library prioritises collaborative and interactive classroom activities that reduce the amount of paper and photocopying needed.
My family tree
The majority of our ideas involve little to no preparation or photocopying. Teach your best class with little more than a whiteboard and some students.
Family Q & A
Our approach will help you optimise your teaching time and minimise reliance on paper-based materials, allowing you to focus on leading engaging and interactive lessons with your students.
Live family tree
Games are a fantastic way to wrap up any successful class. Our lesson plans contain at least one idea for ready-to-play classroom games that reinforce the lesson's target language.
More ESL lesson plans for beginners
Our suggested next lesson is on Possessive adjectives. Be sure to check out our full list of ESL lesson plans for beginners (A1 Mid-level), as well as our complete library of ESL lesson plans. If you own a mobile device, have a look at the TEFL Handbook app. An ESL lesson planner for English teachers. It has a lot more content and gives you faster access to our ESL resources, making it easier to use in class.
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750+ Low-prep classroom activity ideas
1100+ Printable ESL flashcards
160+ ESL lesson plans
8 Distinct language levels
Offline access through the TEFLHandbook app
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