Elementary-level EFL - ESL lesson plans | A2

A collection of ESL lesson plans and resources for teaching elementary-level students. 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.

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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Present simple
LESSON 1

Present simple

An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the correct usage of the present simple tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Present simple questions
LESSON 2

Present simple: Questions with do

This collection of teaching activities provides students with the opportunity to practise question structures with the present simple.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Ordinal numbers
LESSON 3

Ordinal numbers

This elementary-level ESL lesson plan is an excellent introduction to ordinal numbers.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Adverbs of frequency
LESSON 4

Adverbs of frequency

Students learn to create sentences that make use of frequency adverbs in this ESL lesson plan for elementary level students.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Present continuous
LESSON 5

Present continuous

This lesson plan challenges elementary-level students on the grammar and function of the present continuous tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Present continuous questions
LESSON 6

Present continuous: Questions

A collection of elementary level ESL activities and games that let students practise present continuous question structures.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Subject and object pronouns
LESSON 7

Subject and object pronouns

In this grammar-centric lesson plan, students practise working with subject and object pronouns through a series of writing activities.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Obligation
LESSON 8

Obligation: 'must' and 'have to'

In this elementary-level ESL lesson plan, students learn about different ways of expressing obligation in English.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple verbs
LESSON 9

Past simple: Verbs

This grammar lesson focuses on how verbs change in the past simple tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple negative
LESSON 10

Past simple: Negative

In this collection of ESL teaching resources, students learn to work with the negative form of the past simple tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple questions
LESSON 11

Past simple: Questions

This grammar lesson plan reviews some common language structures and grammar used to form questions in the past simple.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple be
LESSON 12

Past simple: Be

An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the how the verb 'to be' is used with the past simple tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple questions with be
LESSON 13

Past simple: Questions with be

This grammar lesson plan reviews some common language structures and grammar used to form questions in the past simple.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Countable and uncountable
LESSON 14

Countable and uncountable nouns

In this ESL lesson plan, students use the topic of food to review the correct usage of countable and uncountable nouns.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Articles
LESSON 15

Articles

This elementary-level ESL lesson plan challenges students to deepen their understanding of definite and indefinite articles.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Some and any
LESSON 16

Some and any

A collection of activities and games that teach elementary level students the correct usage of 'some' and 'any' with nouns.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - How much and How many
LESSON 17

How much and How many

An elementary level ESL lesson plan on 'How much/many...?' style questions.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Comparative adjectives
LESSON 18

Comparative adjectives

This grammar lesson plan focuses on the different spelling rules related to comparative adjectives.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Comparisons
LESSON 19

As ___ as

A collection of fun and creative ESL resources that introduce elementary-level students to comparisons of equality and inequality.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - A little and a few
LESSON 20

Small quantities: A little and a few

This elementary-level ESL lesson plan teaches students the difference between using the quantifiers 'a little' and 'a few'.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Questions with how
LESSON 21

Questions with how

In this lesson, students learn to form queries using the structure 'How + adjective...?'
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Future
LESSON 22

Future with 'going to + infinitive'

In this grammar-centric ESL lesson, students learn how to express future plans using the structure 'going to + infinitive'.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Future questions
LESSON 20

Future questions with 'going to + infinitive'

Students learn about different question structures that can be used to query about the future in this elementary-level lesson plan.
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