Here are my top ten websites for free ESL/EFL lesson plans. If you’ve got any other sites to recommend, please leave a comment below!
TEFL.net lesson plans – A nice variety of materials, and a worksheet generator.
Teaching English – British Council’s well-developed site for teachers includes a nice range of lesson plans and activities.
The Internet TESL Journal – ITESLJ gathers a whole heap of lessons and worksheets together one page. Check it out!
BBC World Service English lessons – Worksheets, audio and visual aids and other resources available on one page. This site is well worth using.
Using English .pdf lessons – Over 150 lesson plans ready to use in PDF format – that’s not to be sneered at.
TEFLtastic worksheets – Alex Case’s blog has a disorderly and sometimes rather strange collection of worksheets, but it’s worth checking if only for the sheer variety on offer.
One Stop English lessons and worksheets – Vocabulary worksheets are One Stop’s forte, but you’ll find other lessons here too. Access to some lesson plans requires registration.
Teach-this – The website is designed to direct you quickly and easily to the ESL/EFL teaching resource. You’ll find lots of new teaching ideas and activities to keep your classes imaginative and interesting.
Simply ESL – Well laid out, professional site. Strong focus on young learners. Recommended.
Other websites that provide English lesson plans based on video:
Lessonstream.org – A great website containing a selection of lesson plans to help teachers make good use of the wide range of material available online.
Film-english – The site promoting the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English