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TESOL Lesson Plans From Ontesol

Learn how to create professional TESOL lesson plans using the communicative approach. Take an accredited TESOL course. Find sample TESOL lesson plans at Ontesol’s blog.

Free TESOL lesson plan:
Type of lesson: Vocabulary – Similes (through reading comprehension)
Level: Intermediate +

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TEFL Russia – St. Petersburg

St.Petersburg is perfect for young ESL teachers in search of an intellectual and fun social scene. Great clubs, top opera houses, and a diverse music scene that entertains and inspires professionals and artists alike.
The city is one of the most beautiful in the world as mighty Soviet buildings, luxurious palaces, and detailed cathedrals cover the landscape on both sides of the Neva River. A university degree and an advanced TEFL certificate such as TESL Canada or Trinity CertTESOL are required.

Entrepeneurship in TESOL

Most people teach English for a few months, maybe a year, and return home with a suitcase full of memories and lessons. Gap-year TESOL is fun and adds a lot of value to your resume, including speaking another language, experience working in a foreign country, and presentation skills. Many people enjoy TESOL so much that they stay in the country or travel throughout the world for a few more years. Others open their own business and become millionaires.

How can you make the most of out of TESOL? A good TESOL course takes you a long way. The credentials are important for obtaining a job, but the knowledge acquired in advanced TESOL certificate courses (TESL Canada, Trinity CertTESOL, CELTA, or equivalent) opens many doors. With experience, you will quickly learn how to fill many gaps in the industry. Experienced teachers have developed websites, written books, and even opened their own ESL school.

Are Internships Worth It?

An internship does not count as a supervised Practicum. They generally take place at cram schools and they lack proper supervision. Furthermore, they charge hundreds of dollars for the teacher to work for very cheap for a period of 3 months. Take a reputable TESOL certificate and if you want some teaching experience follow up with a Practicum module.

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Free Beginner Lesson Plan

Vocabulary and Speaking Lesson Plan
Level: Beginner
Aims: To review vocabulary related to food; to practice ordering food from a menu in a restaurant;
Structure: Would you like…? I’d like…..I’ll have…
Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Assumptions: Students are familiar with basic food vocabulary, the target structures in this lesson, and can use simple present tense as well as simple future tense.
Aids: Board; handouts with a dialogue at the restaurant; recording of the dialogue; realia: menus, trays, plates, silverware, etc.

See sample lesson plan at TESOL course blog