I’m in Japan for one year and teach private English classes to a group of lovely students while I travel around Japan – I love Kyoto. We study in cafes or at students’ homes so I can print lessons before I need them that day. My students and I don’t need textbooks.
Handouts, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and Printables.
ESL, TEFL, and English teaching material for your Traditional or Online adult and young adult English conversation language classes. Student handouts, worksheets, lesson plans, printables, and classroom activities.
Your students want to learn about different cultures, travel, business and discuss real issues affecting them now.
Our ‘In the News’ series introduces topics with international political, environmental popular culture themes. Encourage your students to learn English with role plays, discussions and conversations about topics that matter to them.
Short lessons can be used as a lesson fillers, quick lessons or homework. Longer lessons typically take 50 to 60 minutes to teach, but don’t worry, the lesson teaching notes offer teaching tips and instructions on how to teach each handout or worksheet. Of course there is also an answer key – we’ve got you covered!
Every handout and worksheet includes detailed Teaching Notes.
The Teaching Notes include tips, techniques, and methods for teaching the range of activities used in our handouts, as well as the answers for questions and activities. Read them before you teach your class and be confident teaching the material covered. A Student Copy (without Teaching Notes) is also provided so you can use our handouts to teach your Online Classes.
Our handout, lesson plan and activity library is growing everyday.
Teacher and subscriber feedback help us to improve our handouts and lesson teaching notes. Older handouts get updated and the teaching notes improved to reflect suggestions from our teachers, therefore you should check the updated date of handouts and worksheets you use regularly to make sure you are teaching the latest version.
ESL Lesson Handouts’ teachers and editors have extensive classroom teaching experience.
This helps when creating our handouts, worksheets, and lesson plans. Each handout has clear objectives, a suggested teaching time, and detailed Teaching Notes with answers and tips from teachers and editors so you can teach with our handouts more effectively.
Students are introduced to and review English grammar.
Grammar is taught using fun matching and gap fill activities as well as scripted conversations and role plays. Verb tenses, prepositions, conditionals, countable and uncountable nouns, comparatives and superlatives, articles, modals for advice, permission and obligation and much more!
In the News
Current Events Series.
‘In the News’ is our popular and comprehensive ESL and TEFL current events series that covers topics from around the world, features audio, and is included in a Full Access membership. These topics are trending now and your adult and young adult students want to learn how to talk about them.
‘In the News’ English lesson handouts, worksheets, and printables focus on world politics, science, business, historical events, extreme weather, famous people and places and more.
Each ‘In the News’ handout has 3 pages of lesson material aimed at intermediate to advanced level English learners. The 1st and 2nd pages of the handout can be completed in a 60-minute class and the 3rd page can be completed in a longer class or given to students to complete in their own time; have students present their opinions and ideas at the beginning of their next class.
Each ‘In the News’ current events handout features an audio track so your students can practice listening to native English speakers.
The listening file is available for you to play on our site or download to use in your classroom.
Let ESL Lesson Handouts help you plan for your weekly classes.
We add a new handout to our ‘In the News’ library each week so we’ve got you covered.
Let’s Go Places
Conversation through Pictures.
‘Let’s Go Places’ is a series of ESL and TEFL lesson handouts that encourage your ESL students to talk about their experiences and share their opinions about interesting and practical situations. Students explore new vocabulary and build English fluency with engaging and challenging activities. Included in a Full Access membership.
Your students talk about the supermarket, the train station, the airport, a coffee shop, weather, sports and more!
Help your students explore new vocabulary and build English fluency by guiding them through a series of activities that challenge and engage them. Have one of these on hand and we’ve got you covered.
‘Let’s Go Places’ introduces interesting topics through pictures and encourages your students to practice conversations.
Sit back and watch your students using English with enthusiasm. This English series uses original high-quality color pictures that look great and your students will appreciate that, but don’t worry, they look great in black and white as well!
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See what others say…
Living and working in Japan for a year
I have been using ESL Lesson Handouts for a few months now and check every weekend for new current events lessons.
English teacher in Japan
I teach English at a few Japanese companies around Nagoya in Japan and use ESL Lesson Handouts to give my classes a break from our business text book. Also, I use worksheets to build on grammar we study in the textbook.
Business English teacher
The worksheets are great to use and easy for students to follow. I teach weekly private lessons at cafes and I check for new handouts each week. I don’t need to carry or photocopy textbooks for my classes – I can print handouts at convenience stores.
English teacher in Japan
I am an English teaching in Hong Kong. My students are mostly young company workers who need English in their jobs. We use a popular business English textbook but it’s nice to have worksheets that use English grammar in other ways. My students enjoy the opportunity to speak English.
Kim Fae Hue
Private English Teacher
I teach English to medium-sized classes at community centers and businesses in my city. My students are a mix of men and women of all ages. We use your current event handouts in the last week of every month and your grammar handouts to compliment our classroom textbook.
Freelance English Instructor