ESL lesson plans for beginners | A1+

Welcome to our 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, 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 plurals
Teaching plurals
ESL lesson plan for short forms of be
Short forms of the verb to be
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for questions with be
Questions with the verb to be
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ESL lesson plan for teaching possessive adjectives
Possessive adjectives
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ESL lesson plan for teaching plurals
Possessive 's
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ESL lesson plan for teaching have got
Short forms of have got
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching have got questions
Questions with have got
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching position of adjectives
Position of adjectives
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching can for ability
Can for ability
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching prepositions of time
Prepositions of time
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ESL lesson plan for teaching present simple
Present simple
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ESL lesson plan for teaching present simple questions
Present simple: Questions with do
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ESL lesson plan for teaching prepositions of place
Prepositions of place
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ESL lesson plan for teaching there is and there are
There is & there are
ESL lesson plan for teaching present continuous
Present continuous
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ESL lesson plan for teaching present continuous questions
Questions with the present continuous
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans

Functional language

ESL lesson plan for teaching introductions
Introductions
ESL lesson plan for asking what's this?
Asking "What's this?"
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans
ESL lesson plan for teaching giving instructions
Giving instructions
ESL lesson plan for describing people
Describing people
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ESL lesson plan for teaching time
Time
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ESL lesson plan for teaching questions about time
Questions about time
Low-prep ESL Lesson plans

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