ESL Lesson Plan - Module 3: Teaching and Assessing - Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
ESL Lesson Plan
There are many ways of teaching an ESL class. However, lessons will not be effective unless instructors follow a logical plan.
Click on the numbers below to see the steps involved in creating an ESL lesson plan.
ESL instructors should provide students with a list of learning objectives at the beginning of each lesson. These objectives outline the material the instructor hopes to cover by the end of the lesson.
Defining learning objectives helps students and instructors alike to focus their efforts at the beginning of each class.
Instructors should help learners to review all that they have previously learned in the ESL course.
This can be done through exercises that encourage learners to use previously taught skills and vocabulary.
At this point the instructor should explain the overall goal of the lesson and the long-term benefit the lesson will have for students.
This is the main part of the lesson.
The instructor presents the new material to the students and provides examples that illustrate that material.
ESL teachers must give students a chance to put their new knowledge into practice. This should be done via activities.
These activities will also allow the instructor to ensure that students understand the new material correctly.
They will also allow the student to begin integrating the new knowledge into their skill set.
In this stage, instructors should give students a short quiz in order to provide them with feedback.
This quiz allows students to acknowledge their progress as well as highlighting areas for improvement.
Finally, instructors should give learners the opportunity to apply what they learned in the lesson.
This can take the form of splitting students into pairs and having them engage in a short dialogue.
Such dialogues should resemble real life situations so students can feel confident speaking in a real world setting.