Category Archives: Advanced

Here is a list of advanced ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class. There are many lessons at this level, so be sure to click the ‘older posts‘ link at the bottom of the page to see more. If you’d prefer to see a list of lesson plan topics, please view the topic list.

Stutz Documentary & Therapy (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)

A video-based lesson on the tools used by therapist Phil Stutz (from a 2022 Netflix documentary). For upper-intermediate/advanced levels.

Having Kids in Today’s World (Advanced Lesson)

Is it ethical to have kids in today’s world? Watch a video discussing this question while learning vocabulary with this advanced EFL lesson.

2022 News in Review (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Review the top news stories of 2022 with this advanced lesson that includes roleplays and other speaking activities for EFL conversation class.

Factfulness about the Future (Advanced Video Lesson)

A lesson about optimism (or pessimism) about the future and a summary of Hans Rosling’s book, Factfulness for advanced EFL conversation class.

Climate Change (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson on climate change/global warming, energy, & environmental activism. Includes speaking activities for conversation class.

A Korean Christmas Miracle (Advanced Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson on a Christmas miracle from the Korean war. The lesson includes a section on lifeboat ethics and other speaking activities.

Barcelona’s Superblocks (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A video-based lesson on Barcelona’s superblocks, a city planning concept to reduce traffic. Includes vocabulary and speaking activities.

The Egg (Short Story) (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Lesson)

ESL/EFL Level: Upper-intermediate & Advanced Lesson Topic: Creation, the meaning of life, empathy Skill Focus: Listening, Vocabulary, Speaking Approximate Class Time: 1.25 hours Lesson Plan Download: the-egg-short-story-upper-intermediate-advanced.docx Lesson Overview: This lesson is based on a short (7:55m) but powerful animated short story by Andy Weir. The themes include creation, the meaning of life, family, reincarnation, and […]

Trends in Customer Service (Advanced Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson on trends in customer service & customer experience (chatbots, self-checkouts, etc.) for EFL conversation class.

Belief in Conspiracy Theories (Advanced EFL Lesson)

An advanced ESL lesson on conspiracy theories and their effects on society. Includes activities on vocabulary, fallacies, biases, & more.

Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace (Advanced EFL Lesson)

Advanced lesson on ethical dilemmas in the workplace/office. It includes reading, vocabulary & speaking activities (BINGO) for EFL class.

The Lessons of History (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

Advanced lesson on ‘The Lessons of History’ by Will & Ariel Durant. It includes reading, vocabulary & speaking activities for EFL class.

“How to Grow Old” by Bertrand Russell (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Advanced lesson on Russell’s essay on how to grow old well. Includes reading, vocabulary & speaking activities for EFL conversation class.

Choosing a Career & Career Trends (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Lesson on choosing a career, career trends & top U.S. jobs with reading, vocabulary & speaking activities for advanced conversation class.

Working from Home vs. Office (YouTube-based Lesson)

Lesson on working from home vs. in the office based on a short YouTube video. Download the worksheet for intermediate to advanced EFL levels.

Cultural Differences & Culture Shock in North America (Advanced)

Lesson plan on cultural differences & culture shock in the United States, Canada, & Mexico for advanced conversational English class.

Top Four Countries to Visit & Travel Trends (Advanced Lesson)

Discuss the Lonely Planet’s top countries to travel to, learn vocabulary, practice role-plays & more (Lesson for Advanced conversation class).

The Anti-Work Movement (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

Students read about the Anti-Work movement, develop workplace guidelines, and practice job-related role-plays. (For Advanced EFL Class)

Meme: Imagine You Were Born in 1900 (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson on the “Imagine you were born in 1900” meme (topics: Generational differences, perspective). Includes warm-up questions, reading, vocabulary, and group work for EFL conversation class.

Amazon: A Human Price for Convenience? (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

Advanced lesson plan on Amazon’s treatment of employees and scientific management approach. Includes warm-up questions, reading, vocabulary, and group work for EFL conversation class.

The Social Dilemma: A Lesson on Social Media (Advanced)

Advanced lesson plan on the dangers of social media presented through a summary of the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.