Free English Lesson Plans for Teaching EFL/ESL Online That Save You Time and Money
Differences between online lessons and classroom teaching
When teaching children online, the biggest challenge that many teachers face is keeping the students focused on the lesson. In a traditional classroom setting, teachers can easily recognize when students are having difficulties concentrating and quickly modify the lesson plan. Teleteaching, however, doesn’t give teachers the same freedom to regain the focus of the students since there is less freedom to move around and use body language. Also, don’t forget that many games used by EFL/ESL teachers in traditional classrooms are impossible to play in an online lesson. Being able to plan lessons that don’t rely on games will make online teaching easier.
Recommended resources for teaching English online
The best way to keep students focused is to have a series of resources such as songs, videos, flashcards, and teleteaching-friendly worksheets that you can use in your English lesson plans. And the more you have, the better!
When teaching online, you must also remember that your students might not have a great internet connection. For that reason, it’s best to use lightweight PDF files rather than JPEG images since JPEG files tend to be much larger and can slow down the lesson tempo. Worksheets that students can complete using a mouse by drawing lines or circling answers will also be ideal for teaching online.
Finally, it’s important to remember that having a consistent routine and format to the lessons will help students stay focused and allow teachers to smoothly carry out online EFL/ESL lessons.
Free English Lesson Plans by BINGOBONGO
1. Simple and Easy to Understand EFL/ESL Curriculum
2. Lightweight PDFs and Videos
3. Free English Lesson Plans with Repetition and Routine
4. Digital Interactive Online Flashcards
Our free DILLS interactive flashcards are a fun way to add new excitement to flashcards. Students can click or touch the flashcards to hear the words, spellings, target sentences, and even questions and answers using the vocabulary.
Need even more resources for your online lessons?
Check out our downloadable curriculum packs!
To help save teachers and schools time and provide even more great resources such as single-sided flashcards packs and more fun games and worksheets, we’ve bundled everything into one single .zip file to purchase and use. Each level of the downloadable curriculum is organized by unit and contains hundreds of great resources to use in your online English lesson plans. If you try out the free resources above and realize that they make online teaching fun and easy for teachers and students, then you should consider getting the downloadable curriculum packs to plan even more great English lessons.
If there are other resources you think might be great in an online English lesson, please send us an email and let us know.