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 and a game.

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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Question words
LESSON 1 | Functional language
Question words
This ESL lesson plan gives students a chance to practise all of the common question structures.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Countable and uncountable nouns
LESSON 2 | Grammar
Countable and uncountable nouns
In this elementary-level lesson plan, students will expand on their food-related vocabulary while deepening their knowledge of countable and uncountable nouns.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Expressing quantities
LESSON 3 | Functional language
Expressing quantities
This ESL lesson plan covers some of the more common quantifiers used to express large and small quantities.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Using the present simple
LESSON 4 | Grammar
Using the present simple
An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the functional uses of the present simple.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Present continuous
LESSON 5 | Grammar
Using the present continuous
A collection of teaching resources that can be used to deepen a student's understanding of the present continuous.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Relative pronouns
LESSON 6 | Grammar
Relative pronouns
This ESL lesson plan contains activities and games that will help elementary level students familiarise themselves with relative pronouns and their function in the English language.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Personal pronouns
LESSON 7 | Grammar
Personal pronouns
Students learn to work with personal pronouns in this elementary-level ESL lesson plan.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Comparatives and superlatives
LESSON 8 | Grammar
Comparatives and superlatives
This elementary-level lesson plan focuses on the correct use of comparative and superlative adjectives.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple
LESSON 9 | Grammar
Using the past simple
This ESL lesson plan teaches students about the functional uses of the past simple.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple and past continuous
LESSON 10 | Grammar
Past simple and past continuous
In this grammar lesson, students learn how to combine the present simple and continuous tenses.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Talking about the future
LESSON 11 | Grammar
Talking about the future
An elementary-level lesson plan that teaches students how to express the future using 'going to + Infinitive' and 'will'.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - The present perfect
LESSON 12 | Grammar
The present perfect
In this ESL lesson plan, students will learn the grammar and function of the present perfect tense.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Since and for
LESSON 13 | Grammar
The present perfect: Since and for
This ESL lesson plan builds on the previous lesson's material and teaches students how to use 'since' and 'for' with the present perfect.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Just, yet and already
LESSON 14 | Grammar
The present perfect: Just, yet and already
For this lesson, students will learn how to use the present perfect with the time modifiers 'just', 'yet' and 'already'.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Obligation
LESSON 15 | Grammar
Obligation, prohibition and advice
This ESL lesson plan contains activities and games that teach elementary-level students how to express obligation, prohibition and advice.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Expressing possibility
LESSON 16 | Grammar
Expressing possibility: May and might
An ESL lesson plan that teaches elementary level students how to express possibility using 'may' and 'might'.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Necessity
LESSON 17 | Grammar
Necessity
Students learn how to express necessity through these engaging ESL activities and games.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Verb patterns
LESSON 18 | Grammar
Verb patterns
In this grammar lesson plan, students learn how to use some common verb patterns.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - The first conditional
LESSON 19 | Grammar
The first conditional
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the first conditional to elementary level students.
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ESL Lesson plan A2 - Indefinite pronouns
LESSON 20 | Grammar
Indefinite pronouns
This lesson plan contains a fun selection of ESL activities and games that can be used by elementary level students to practise using indefinite pronouns.
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