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    Lesson Planning

    Tips on some general considerations for ESL lesson planning

    Tips on some general considerations for ESL lesson planning

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you will now be in the habit of preparing lesson plans for your lessons.

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    Tips for Business English Lesson Plans

    Tips for Business English Lesson Plans

    As a trainee or novice English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher, you will already know how to prepare general EFL and ESL lesson plans. This short article will give you some tips on what you should take into consideration when preparing ESP (English for Specific Purposes) lesson plans for Business English.

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    The design and use of worksheets in ESL lesson plans

    The design and use of worksheets in ESL lesson plans

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you are fully aware of the importance of lesson plans; sadly, what often gets neglected is the ESL worksheet.

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    How to write an ESL lesson plan

    How to write an ESL lesson plan

    For ESL teaching, Confucius would have said: “A trainee or novice ESL teacher who does not plan long ahead will find trouble in his ESL class.” Bear in mind the sage’s words of wisdom, and read on to find out how to write an ESL lesson plan.

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    How to prepare lesson plans for ESL listening activities

    How to prepare lesson plans for ESL listening activities

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you will have to be able to prepare lesson plans for listening activities.

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    How to prepare lesson plans for ESL reading comprehension lessons

    How to prepare lesson plans for ESL reading comprehension lessons

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you will have to know how to prepare reading comprehension lesson plans.

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    Useful ‘lesson fillers’ to include in an ESL lesson plan

    Useful ‘lesson fillers’ to include in an ESL lesson plan

    One of the most annoying things that can happen to a trainee or novice ESL teacher is to suddenly find that the planned work has been completed before the lesson finishes. So that you don’t get caught out, here are three lesson fillers that you can include in your lesson plans.

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    The presentation stage of an ESL lesson plan

    The presentation stage of an ESL lesson plan

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, the use of the so-called ‘three P’s’ (PPP) teaching methodology will be very useful for preparing your lesson plans, and as you know: a good lesson plan is the first step towards a good ESL lesson.

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    The practice stage of an ESL lesson plan

    The practice stage of an ESL lesson plan

    The use of the so-called ‘three P’s’ (PPP) teaching methodology is very useful for preparing ESL lesson plans. Some trainee and novice ESL teachers are often at a loss initially when it comes to preparing their ESL lesson plans: the PPP teaching methodology will be found to be particularly helpful for such ESL teachers.

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    The practice stage of an ESL lesson plan – part 2

    The practice stage of an ESL lesson plan – part 2

    The ESL teacher’s ultimate goal is to help the students become proficient in English, and unless you want your goal to remain a mere wish – you will have to plan. This is where the use of the so-called ‘three P’s’ (PPP) teaching methodology can be useful for preparing ESL lesson plans.

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