DIY Needs Analysis lesson

Level: good pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: older teens and adults.
Type: student-generated needs analysis questionnaire for regular use in class.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening; pronunciation.
Language focus: talking about learning English; grammar and vocabulary as arise from the lesson.

Using ghost stories to revise narrative tenses

Level: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens and adults.
Type: telling a ghost story; sharing strange or unexplained stories; revising narrative forms.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening; pronunciation.
Language focus: narrative tenses.

“Double Date” Gavin & Stacey Lesson Plan

Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate.
Ages: teens to adults.
Type: discussion and language activities based around a Gavin & Stacey comedy clip.
Skills: speaking; listening; writing – note-taking.
Language focus: personality adjectives; sentence-level grammar; general vocabulary consolidation.

Textual Cohesion Mingle

Level: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens to adults.
Type: class mingle; text reconstruction; choral and individual pronunciation work on conveying emotions; group- and pair-work.
Skills: sentence grammar awareness; speaking; listening; writing.
Language focus: sentence-level grammar; textual cohesion.