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Teaching Beginning Level ESL EFL English Learners

Lesson plans for beginning level learners in grammar, writing, listening and speaking as well as an outline for Absolute Beginners English for ESL EFL students.
  1. Absolute Beginners (23)
  2. Teaching Technique (10)
  3. Lessons and Games (13)

Classroom Management
Guide to common challenges in classroom management for English teachers in ESL and EFL settings.

ESL Printables
ESL printables materials for the English learning classroom which can be printed and used in ESL EFL lessons.

Exploding Texts - Creative Writing and Grammar Exercise for ESL Classes
Exploding texts takes short texts and 'explodes' them by adding longer modifiers, dependent clauses, etc. to help students improve their creative writing and grammar skills in English.

Dictations - Writing Practice for Beginning Level Learners
Beginning level dictations for English learners focusing on introductions, instructions, present simple habits, past events, comparisons and questions.

Using Reading Comprehension in Lessons
Incorporating reading comprehension and dialogues into a lesson plan to help focus on specific grammar or subject areas. The following lesson plan is a blueprint to using these resources for your classes.

Beginner English Grammar Review Quiz
This beginner test provides questions that cover each of the most important Grammar points that beginning level English students need to know. Correct answers are provided after each question and a total score is given with feedback at the end of the test.

Beginner Grammar Review - 1
I call this lesson "grammar banging" as it is a review for beginner level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year.

Beginner Grammar Review - 2
More review for beginner level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year.

Beginner Grammar Review - 3
More review for beginner level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year.

Lower Levels Grammar Review - 1
I call this lesson "grammar banging" as it is a review for beginner to intermediate level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year. Each question focuses on a specific grammar goal - some, any, present perfect , gerunds, infinitives, prepositions, etc.

Lower Levels Grammar Review - 2
More review for lower level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year.

Lower Levels Grammar Review - 3
More review for lower level classes of many of the most important points touched on during the year.

Recommended Books for Beginning English Learners
Recommendations for every beginning level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.

English Language Learners
Teaching English Language Learners is increasingly important in the United States. This article takes a look at the trends, resource and course types as well as instructing ELLs in core subject areas.

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