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Planning Beginner ESL Lessons

When it comes to teaching English as a second language (ESL) to beginners, planning effective lessons is crucial. Who are your students and what do they need?  This can include children, adults, or teenagers, each with their own unique learning styles.

Curriculum that includes activities and exercises must be fun and suitable for student’s abilities. For beginners, focus on basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammatical structure. Keep it simple and gradually increase the difficulty level as your students progress.

Incorporate interactive and engaging activities, such as role-plays, games, that make the lessons more enjoyable and memorable. This encourages participation and active learning.

Our Curriculum uses a Conversational Approach

A conversational approach emphasizes meaningful interactions, vocabulary building, and gradual language progression.

Here are some reasons why this approach is important:

1. Engages students: A conversational approach to ESL allows students to actively participate in the learning process. It encourages them to speak and practice their language skills in a supportive and interactive environment.

2. Builds confidence: Speaking in a conversational setting helps beginners gain confidence in using the language. A conversational approach gives students opportunities to practice real-life language skills, such as greetings, introductions, and basic, everyday conversations.

3. Improves pronunciation: Engaging in conversations with native or fluent English speakers helps beginners develop their pronunciation skills. Through listening and imitating native speakers, students can improve their accent and intonation.

4. Develops student’s vocabulary quickly: Conversations expose beginners to a variety of vocabulary and expressions. Through meaningful and contextualized conversations, students can acquire new words and phrases, expanding their language proficiency.

5. Develops student’s listening skills: A conversational approach allows beginners to practice their listening skills in a natural and authentic way. They learn to understand spoken English through exposure to different accents, speech patterns, and conversational contexts.

6. Real-life language practice: Conversations simulate real-life language use, allowing beginners to practice the language in authentic contexts.

7. Provides social interaction: A conversational approach allows students to connect with their peers, build relationships, and practice their language skills through collaborative activities and group discussions.

8. Makes learning fun: Incorporating conversations into ESL lessons makes the learning process enjoyable for beginners. It creates a dynamic and interactive classroom environment, where students can have fun while learning and using the English language.