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Advanced Level English Lesson Plans for TESOL Teaching

Free English Lesson Plans for advanced level classes providing lesson outlines, teaching guide and printable worksheets in ESL EFL classes.

Creative Writing as an ESL Music Lesson
This lesson uses short excerpts of music as an ESL music lesson to inspire creative writing in the English learning classroom.

Using Flickr for English Language Classes
Lesson plan focusing on using resources from Flickr under the Creative Commons license to create oral practice lesson resources.

Advanced English Grammar Review 3 Answers
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Advanced English Grammar Review 3
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Advanced English Grammar Review 2 Answers
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Advanced English Grammar Review 2
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Advanced English Grammar Review 1 Answers
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Advanced English Grammar Review 1
Grammar Review for Advanced level English ESL EFL and TEFL courses focusing on the most common grammar objectives and functions, each question focuses on one important and specific aspect of English learning and study

Benefits of Multimedia ESL Projects
Descriptions of the benefits that can be derived by creating a longer multimedia project in ESL EFL classes.

How to Make a Multimedia Presentation in Your English Class
In depth feature on how to create a multimedia presentation as an ESL project for English learning classes.

Creating a Multimedia Presentation as an ESL Project
In depth feature on how to create a multimedia presentation as an ESL project for English learning classes.

Understanding Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper headlines can be difficult to understand. This lesson on newspaper headlines provides help to students on understanding common forms used in newspaper headlines.

A Difficult Situation: Using Modal Verbs of Probability in the Past
A difficult problem is presented and students talk about the problem and offer suggestions for a possible solution to the problem. While the focus is on the past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice (i.e., must have been, should have done, etc.), it also serves as a great starting point for a discussion of issues that are sure to be hotly debated.

Advanced Learners Maze
Use this maze as a review test of students' knowledge of English while having fun.

Aesop's Fables - The Frogs and the Well
Lesson Plan based on The Frogs and the Well including vocabulary and key phrase explanations and follow-up questions.

Asking Questions 2
Due to popular demand of the lower level 'asking questions' lesson, this 'asking questions' plan is aimed at intermediate to upper intermediate classes to help improve students' question asking ability in a variety of more advanced tenses.

Book Recommendations for Advanced English Learning
Recommendations for every advanced level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.

Chunking - Vocabulary Buildnig
Upper level reading comprehension provided as a means for students to learn chunksof relevant language as well as appropriate vocabulary.

Conversation Lesson: Multinationals - Help or Hindrance?
A great conversation lesson that has a lot of success around the world. Students need to discuss whether multinationals are a bane or a boon to local cultures.

Creating a New Society
A classic conversation lesson piece, this lesson focuses on having students discuss which laws they would choose when creating a new society. This lesson is a guaranteed discussion generator!

Debate 1: Multinationals - Help or Hindrance?
Try this debate with your class having students take viewpoints opposing what they really believe. Focus on developing conversational skills for presenting points of view.

Debate 2: First World Obligation
Try this debate with your class having students take viewpoints opposing what they really believe. Focus on the First World's obligation to help developing or Third World countries.

Debate 3: Is Grammar Necessary?
Try this debate with your class having students take viewpoints opposing what they really believe. Focus on the question of what is truly necessary for effective English learning.

Debate 4: Men and Women - Equal at Last?
Have women achieved equality with men at last? This debate is sure to get students expressing quite a number of differing opinions.

Debate 5: Violence in the Media Needs to be Regulated
Have the media gone to far in their constant portrayal of violence, or are they just reflecting the everyday reality of modern life? This debate can also lead to discussions about what is meant by 'Free Speech'.

Debate 6: Internet Craze
Will the Internet really change the way we live and work? Or is the Internet just a passing fad and simply a new form of communicating? Have your students discuss this hot topic and find out what they think.

Dickens' "Bleak House"
This challenging upper levels lesson employs Dickens' "Bleak House" as a study in sentence structure, vocabulary, imagery, and paragraph unity. After discussion, students choose one of the paragraphs and rewrite it in complete sentences.

Dictionary Survey
This lesson (activity) focuses on understanding students' approach to using a dictionary. Once you have understood how students use their dictionary, you can then make suggestions and plan lessons based on a deeper understanding of how your students approach vocabulary acquisition.

English Learning Forum
English Learning Forum examples of posts at esl.about.com.

English Tenses Review Lesson for Advanced Level English Classes
Tense Review Lesson Plan to help advanced level English ESL EFL TESL or TOEFL classes review all major tenses

English: Stress - Timed Language II
Awareness raising followed by practical application exercises including: function or content word recognition exercise, sentence stress analysis for spoken practice.

English: Stress - Timed Language III
Comparison of unnaturally and naturally spoken English by looking at the tendency of some students to pronounce every word correctly. Listening and Oral repetition exercise developing student ears' sensitivity to the rhythmic quality of English.

Everyday Expressions Quiz
Everyday Expressions Quiz for Advanced ESL Classes focusing on common idiomatic expressions in a difficult, but common context.

Interesting Writing: Descriptive Verb usage
One of the most important steps in improving writing skills is expanding the use of more descriptive language when describing actions. This lesson focuses on getting students to use more descriptive verbs in place of common, general meaning verbs.

Interpreting Statistics - Advanced Level Lesson Plan
This upper level conversation lesson uses statistics as a starting point for students to interpret information and draw their own conclusions. This lesson is especially useful to encourage students to not only repeat information they read, but develop their own opinions.

Lesson: Guilty!
"Guilty" is a fun classroom game which encourages students to communicate using past tenses. The game can be played by all levels and can be monitored for varying degrees of accuracy.

Lesson: Lego Blocks
Groups decide upon a design, give it a description (a name), and then write down step-by-step instructions for how another group could construct the same design from the six pieces. This activity promotes an enormous amount of discussion within the groups during the instruction-writing phase.

Lesson: Reading Clues
Lesson aimed at helping students identify contextual clues that will help them improve their reading skills. This lesson helps students get away from reading word by word and focus more on the whole. It will also help them activate vocabulary learning skills while reading.

Lesson: Vocabulary Tables
Lesson for intermediate to advanced students aimed at expanding vocabulary based on existing knowledge of terms concerning specific topics.

Let's Do Tourism -Part 1
Tourism is becoming more and more important - especially for those learning English. Here is a two part lesson which focuses on the question of developing tourism as an industry in your local town. Students need to develop concepts, discuss local economic problems and solutions to those problems, think about possible negative impacts and finally make a presentation.

Let's Do Tourism -Part 2
From Part 2: "You are representatives of rival companies who are looking to gain the contract for this re-development from the council. I want you to give a detailed presentation explaining why your company is the best one for the job. Your aim is to convince the representative of the council that your company offers the best solution."

Life Then - Life Now
Getting students to talk about the differences between the past and present is a great way to get students using a variety of tenses and cementing their understanding of the differences and time relationships between the past simple, present perfect (continuous) and present simple tenses.

Making Conclusions Based on What you Hear
Upper level listening tasks often depend on the student's ability to make assumptions and conclusions based on a listening comprehension selection. This lesson focuses solely on some of the most common forms of this task, it includes example exercises with RealAudio streaming audio.

Match-up!
Match-Up! is a game that helps students review basic sentence structure and match these structures to grammar concepts / structures / forms they have studied throughout the year.

Newspaper Reading and Writing
This lesson focuses on calling students' attention to this type of writing style on a deeper, grammatical level. It ends with students writing up their own short articles with a follow-up listening comprehension opportunity.

Points of View
Points of View is an intermediate to advanced level conversation lesson that asks students to rate their opinions from one to ten (1 - strongly agree / 10 - strongly disagree) on a number of controversial issues.

Political Nightmares - Interviewing
An entertaining and challenging lesson which puts students into the position of having to defend poorly phrased statements made by various politicians. Students take either the role of a politician defending what he has said or a journalist trying to catch the politician out. Great stuff!

Press Conference
"Press Conference" is great for small groups and classes of about six people and up. It stresses listening, speaking, and overall conversation.

Reading Comprehension: "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells
This upper level reading comprehension takes a different approach to reading comprehension. Based on a thought provoking excerpt from <I>The Time Machine</I> by H.G. Wells.

Reports: Using a Word Processing Program in Class
This lesson plan improves speaking ability through the teamwork aspect of developing a class writing project over a period of time.

Sentence Auctions 1 - Upper Levels
Holding 'Sentence Auctions' is a fun way to help students review key points in grammar and sentence construction while having some good fun.

Sentence Auctions 3 - Upper Levels - VERY difficult
Here is another 'Sentence Auction' for upper to advanced level classes - be warned it is very tricky and great for high level students who seem to know EVERYTHING!

Shoplifting - Always Wrong or Sometimes Right?
The lesson encourages to students to discuss when / if shoplifting is ever acceptable and includes role cards for group discussions.

Small Talk Conversation Lesson Plan
Small talk conversation lesson plan helping ESL English learners improve their small talk skills.

Spelling - Vocabulary Game
This spelling game helps ESL classes and students learn and - or review new vocabulary that may be learned during a unit, or a given period of time such as a week or a semester.

Teaching ESL - Vocabulary
Top choices of books for teaching English vocabulary to English as a Second or Foreign Language classes. These books can be used to develop activities, complement class exercises or give students extra vocabulary practice at home.

Teaching ESL - Writing
Top choices of books for teaching English writing to English as a Second or Foreign Language classes. These books can be used to develop activities, complement class exercises or give students extra writing practice at home.

Telephone English: Getting Practice
Teaching telephone English can be frustrating as students really need to practice their skill as often as possible in order to improve their comprehension skills. This lesson focuses on making telephoning practice as "authentic" as possible.

Tense Review for Advanced Levels
Time for school to start. Before you or your students get down to studying the specifics of various grammar structures, it is a good idea to review the basic English tenses. If you are an upper level student but not yet aware of all the tenses, these exercises will make a good introduction to some of the important structures ahead.

The Final Scene
Lesson which can be used by all levels. This lesson uses an image of a final scene in a western as the basis to orally review grammar studied throughout the year.

TV Episode Lesson Plan
Bring students up to a level of listening comprehension which helps them feel confident with coping with full, normal-speed listening texts, conversation for ESL English classes.

Video Games - Young Learners Lesson Plan
If there is one thing that young English learners and ESL classes have in common around the world, it's their passion for playing video games. Taking cue from this passion for video games, this lesson is devoted to getting them to talk about video games - but in English!

Why do People Do What They Do?
Advanced level lesson focusing on providing explanations for certain human behavior through the use of student generated surveys.

Working Collaboratively in the College EFL Classroom
Guest Lesson Plan by John Baker: The lesson focuses on a story about a medical student who was badly injured in a car accident when a drunken driver hit her. During the lesson, students work collaboratively in the pre and while reading stages focusing on comprehension activities surrounding the text.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 1 - Basic Essay Writing Style
This series of four lessons is designed to help students become familiar with writing an essay in English. The first lesson is designed to give students an overview of basic essay writing style. The final three lessons focus on developing skills that are used when analyzing texts as the basis of their essays.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 2 - Developing a Character Analysis
Once students have decided what they need to write about, they often have a hard time actually developing the material to include in the essay. For this reason, this interview format exercise develops ideas about various characters which can later be used to help them write an essay.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 3 - Using Themes to Relate to a Story
Students now have a better understanding of the various characters in the short story or book. Students can now deepen their understanding of the work at hand by analyzing the most important themes of the book and how the character would relate to those themes based on their previous work.

Young Learner's Writing Workshop 4 - Getting Ideas Organized
This final lesson in this series helps students put their observations into written form by asking them to fill out a questionnaire. Students can then take these replies and incorporate them into their final essay.

Dear Abby Lesson Plan
This advanced level English lesson focuses on using an advice column as the basis for reading, writing, and giving advice about common problems. Students get a chance to practice a wide range of skills while discussing topics that are of common interest.

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