Teaching ideas for teens and adult classes
This page is for teachers who regularly teach English to teens and adults. The ESL resources here are for a more mature audience, with lots of speaking activities, role-play, ideas to improve fluency and pronunciation, mingling activities and the like. You should find something here for your classes regardless of level.
Idioms play an important role in authentic language and there are hundreds of idioms that you will hear and use in English conversation every week. It's important for ESL students to be able to understand and common English idioms.
This is a full lesson plan for English teachers to teach English idioms to teen and adult students.
There could be many reasons why you've got no lesson plan, sometimes the school has made a mistake with scheduling and have called you in last-minute. Usually you've messed up in some way (hey, we've all done it!)
Whatever the reason, there are lots of great ways to have an extremely successful ESL class without a lesson plan or materials. Here are a few ways here.
Einstein’s Riddle is an excellent IQ and critical thinking test which has been adapted to use in the ESL classroom with teen and adult students. Your students will work together to solve the puzzle, practicing speaking skills, improving pronunciation and tuning their listening skills. Einstein’s Riddle is a perfect ESL lesson plan for lower-level ESL teen and adult students.
This is a very easy teaching activity which will help with your students English listening skills. You can play it with children, but I actually think this TEFL activity is best suited to teens and adults. For this game, all you need are two fly-swatters and a short story. You can also play this language game with music, too.