TESOL: Lesson Planning Tips for Different ESL Levels

Planning for ESL levelsTwo questions that often come up to new ESL teachers are:

  1. “As we prepare lessons for beginner level English dialogue, how are we sure that they understand the language of instruction?”
  2. “Is there a curriculum for ESL student to follow so that I may have an idea of what to expect from different ESL levels?”

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Teaching Multi-level Classes

Those who teach English abroad often panic when they discover that they have to teach a multi-level class. Others are dismayed when they discover that the course they are teaching is, in fact, multi-level.

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The Upper/High Intermediate Level Learners

Learners who have reached the Upper/High Intermediate level are familiar with the main structures of the English language and have acquired a very good level of fluency and accuracy. However, they still make mistakes in some basic areas: tense usage, prepositions, clauses, and verb forms (gerunds and infinitives, for example). They also have a good level of vocabulary and have a good command of the major skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.  That being said, teachers can help learners at this level to progress by taking into account the needs described below.

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