ESL lesson plans for complete beginners | Adult course

Welcome to our collection of ESL lesson plans aimed at adult learners with little to no experience of the English language. The course aims to act as a springboard into our A1 level materials. Depending on the class size and level of your students, lessons should take between 60 and 90 minutes. Each lesson plan contains suggested warmers, board work, several low-prep classroom activities, a homework suggestion and a game.

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ESL Lesson plan adult beginner - first lesson
LESSON 1 | Getting started
Introductions: A first lesson
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ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Study skills
LESSON 2 | Getting started
Study skills and useful expressions
BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan adult beginner - Parts of speech
LESSON 3 | Getting started
Parts of speech
BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Alphabet phonics
LESSON 4 | New to English
Alphabet (Phonics) and spelling
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ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Numbers 1-20
LESSON 5 | New to English
Numbers 1-20
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BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Addresses
LESSON 6 | New to English
Giving an address
BEGINNER
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ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Question words
LESSON 7 | Basic function
Question words
BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | The verb to be
LESSON 8 | Basic function
The verb to be
BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Role play - Checking in to a hotel
LESSON 9 | Basic function
Checking in to a hotel
BEGINNER
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Family vocabulary
LESSON 10 | Family
Family vocabulary
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ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Family vocabulary
LESSON 11 | Family
Have got
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ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Describing people
LESSON 12 | Family
Describing people
BEGINNER
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