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.
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.
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!