About me

teaching English

My students and I during the pair work activity.

 

I’m thrilled you’re here—because we’re a lot alike, you and me. We’re both trying to make our lessons fun and exciting. I believe that social media and video are a relevant and critical component of student learning in the 21st Century. So, welcome to EnglishLessonPlan.co.uk. I am Emily, the owner and primary content creator for this site, where you can find engaging and inspiring English lesson plans for your students.

My story

I’ve been teaching English for 6 years, first I taught the language in my home-town Bialystok in Poland and later moved to London, where I abandoned my teaching career in favour of the real estate. Renting and selling flats in London can be a lucrative trade for someone who’s a great sales person, but unfortunately I’m not. At the end of 2010 I knew that I was going to change my life completely as it was the time I applied for CELTA. After 3 months of a heavy workload and sleepless nights preparing lesson plans I finally got my certificate in March 2011. Shortly after I left my job and went on a long and deserved holiday, I was travelling in India and in Poland where I was practising windsurfing. I returned to London without a job and any idea whatsoever what to do next. I knew though that I’d like to teach English. Unluckily numerous English Language school in London rejected my CV as I didn’t have the experience in the UK and I’m a foreigner. I’m a pretty resourceful person who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer, so I used gumtree.com as my ally. The advert brought plenty of new students who were coming to my flat to learn English for minimal hourly rate possible. One of the students, a former BBC correspondent in Afghanistan, later a friend gave me the strength and courage to set up my own language school and so in late 2011 TELC UK was created. It’s a small language school in Wood Green, North London, where we teach English for small groups. Teaching English in London and being a non-native speaker is pretty daunting experience, so I had to make my lessons unlike the others. That’s the reason why my colleagues and I use variety of course-books and videos to make the lesson more engaging, interesting and inspiring and the feedback we receive is great.

My brother during the winter holiday in Zakopane 2013

It is my hope that you- the English language teacher or if you prefer EFL/ ESL teacher will use this site as a time saver because it not only gives you inspiring lesson plans that your students will love but it also holds all the relevant components needed to create a great lesson, including worksheets, games and links to videos.

I hope this website will help you teach your students the English language skills they need to succeed!

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Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to see you on the blog sometime soon!

Cheers!

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