ESOL Speaking & Listening Practice

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Detailed Lesson Plan for Year 7 ESOL Students

Subject: English

Duration: 50 minutes

Class Size: 5 students

Educational Level: Foundation Stage for ESOL Students

Curriculum Area: English - Literacy Learning (Speaking, Listening, and Word Work)


Learning Intentions:

1. Speaking: Students will be able to introduce themselves and speak briefly about their favourite activities.
2. Listening: Students will demonstrate their ability to listen to and understand simple spoken instructions and descriptions provided by their peers.
3. Word Work: Students will recognise and correctly use new vocabulary related to daily activities and hobbies.


Resources Needed:

- Name tags
- Whiteboard and markers
- Vocabulary flashcards
- Visual aids depicting hobbies and activities
- Audio recordings of simple conversations (could be sourced from approved educational sites like NZ Curriculum Online)
- Short storytelling videos relevant to New Zealand culture


Lesson Structure:

1. Introduction and Warm-Up (10 minutes)

- Activity: Welcome and ice-breaker game "Find Someone Who..."
- Instructions:
1. Each student receives a list of questions (e.g., find someone who likes to read).
2. Students move around and talk to their peers to complete their sheets.
- Purpose: Encourages speaking and listening in a relaxed setting. Helps students get comfortable speaking English with their peers.

2. Vocabulary Introduction (10 minutes)

- Activity: Vocabulary Flashcards
- Instructions:
1. Introduce new vocabulary with flashcards, focusing on hobbies and daily activities (e.g., reading, hiking, cooking).
2. Show the flashcard and a corresponding image, pronounce the word, and use it in a sentence.
3. Students repeat the word and its usage.
- Purpose: Build foundational vocabulary that will be used in subsequent activities.

3. Listening Task (10 minutes)

- Activity: Listen and Comprehend
- Instructions:
1. Play a short audio recording of a simple conversation or a descriptive passage.
2. Students listen carefully.
3. Ask comprehension questions about the recording.
- Purpose: Enhances listening skills with focused comprehension questions to assess understanding.

4. Speaking Task (10 minutes)

- Activity: Role-play
- Instructions:
1. Students pair up and are given a role-play scenario related to one of the hobbies discussed.
2. Each pair practices and then performs their role-play in front of the class.
- Purpose: Provides practical speaking experience and helps students use new vocabulary in context.

5. Review and Reinforcement (10 minutes)

- Activity: Interactive Storytelling
- Instructions:
1. Watch a short video of a story relevant to New Zealand culture.
2. Discuss the story and highlight any new words.
3. Ask students to verbally summarise the story in their own words.
- Purpose: Reinforces vocabulary and listening skills, with a focus on comprehension and summarisation abilities.



- Formative Assessment: Observe student participation in activities. Note their ability to use new vocabulary, follow spoken instructions, and their confidence in speaking.
- Feedback: Provide immediate, positive reinforcement during tasks, and constructive feedback after role-play performances.


End the lesson with a brief discussion asking students what new word they learned and what activity they enjoyed the most. Encourage them to use the new vocabulary outside of class.


This lesson plan is structured to actively engage foundation-level ESOL students in speaking and listening tasks while gently incorporating new vocabulary. It aligns with the New Zealand Curriculum's emphasis on communication skills in English.
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