Here is a list of upper-intermediate ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class. Note that 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.
ESL/EFL Level: Upper-intermediate Lesson Topics: unemployment, employee rights, work-life balance Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary Lesson Plan Download: anti-work-lesson-upper-intermediate-062022.docx Approximate Class Time: 1.5 hours Note to teachers: This topic relates to unionization, though it is not explored deeply. For a comprehensive lesson on unionization, take a look at PBS’s labor/management simulation. UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Lesson on the Anti-Work […]
ESL/EFL Level: Upper-intermediate Lesson Topics: regrets, bucket lists, death Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar Lesson Plan Download: regrets-dying-upper-intermediate-072022.docx Approximate Class Time: 2 hours Notes to teachers (Please Read!) The reading for this lesson can be found here or here. I did not include it in the lesson due to copyright. It would be a good […]
ESL/EFL Level: Upper-intermediate Lesson Topics: Kurt Vonnegut, creativity, the soul, banning books Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary Lesson Plan Download: vonnegut-letter-upper-intermediate-01062022.docx Approximate Class Time: 2 hours UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Lesson on Vonnegut’s Letter to High Schoolers: Warm-up (Pair Work) What are your favorite books? Who are your favorite authors? Have you ever written an e-mail to a well-known […]
A philosophical lesson plan about making time in life. The lesson includes reading comprehension, discussion, & vocabulary questions for ESL students on the ‘Disease of Being Busy’ by Omid Safi. Upper-Intermediate. Free download.