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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UNIT 1: Getting started
ESL Lesson plan adult beginner - first lesson
LESSON 1
Introductions: A first lesson
ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Study skills
LESSON 2
Study skills and useful expressions
ESL Lesson plan adult beginner - Parts of speech
LESSON 3
Parts of speech
UNIT 2: New to English
ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Alphabet phonics
LESSON 4
Alphabet (Phonics) and spelling
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ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Numbers 1-20
LESSON 5
Numbers 1-20
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ESL Lesson plan Adult beginner - Addresses
LESSON 6
Giving an address
UNIT 3: Basic function
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Question words
LESSON 7
Question words
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | The verb to be
LESSON 8
The verb to be
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Role play - Checking in to a hotel
LESSON 9
Checking in to a hotel
UNIT 4: Family
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Family vocabulary
LESSON 10
Family vocabulary
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Family vocabulary
LESSON 11
Have got
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Describing people
LESSON 12
Describing people
UNIT 5: The supermarket
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Supermarket vocabulary
LESSON 13
Supermarket vocabulary
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Numbers 20-100
LESSON 14
Numbers 20-100
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Currency and prices
LESSON 15
Currency and prices
UNIT 6: Activities and routine
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Daily routine and time
LESSON 16
Daily routine and time
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | The present simple
LESSON 17
The present simple
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Hobbies, likes and dislikes
LESSON 18
Hobbies, likes and dislikes
UNIT 7: Profession
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Talking about jobs
LESSON 19
Talking about jobs
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Present simple negative and opinions
LESSON 20
Present simple negative and opinions
ESL Lesson plan adult beginners | Telling the time
LESSON 21
Telling the time
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