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Learning a Language Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film and the theme of learning a new language. Students discuss why they are learning English, come up with reasons why people learn a new language and the benefits of learning a new language, watch a short film and discuss ways to improve their language learning.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film and the theme of learning a new language. Students discuss why they are learning English, come up with reasons why people learn a new language and the benefits of learning a new language, watch a short film and discuss ways to improve their language learning.

 

 

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Speaking about reasons for and benefits of learning a language, and watching a short film

Topic: Learning a language

Language: Vocabulary related to language learning, present continuous and gerund as subject of a sentence

 

 

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15 comments on “Learning a Language Lesson Plan

  1. Hello,

    My name is Karolina and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the work you do.I have been working as a teacher for over 7 years and I’m in constant need of inspiration and ideas and your blog always delivers. I chose to write today since you published a lesson plan based on an ad I really love ( I’m Polish too) and I thought I would share an activity of my own called Ir(regular) Xmas based around the same advert.I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you again for your great input and lesson ideas.

    1. Hi Karolina,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy yu like the lesson. Yes, please share your activity based on the film 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

      1. Hello Kieran,

        Thank you for such a quick reply.
        Here is the link to the activity.I would love to know what you think.

        All the best and once again thank you for your wonderful ideas.

        Karolina

        Ir(regular) Xmas | Karola’ s English Blog
        https://karolasenglishblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/irregularxmas/

        1. Hi Karolina,
          I really like your activity – it’s well-structured and engaging, and students get to practise lots of language. Thanks a lot for sharing it.
          All the best,
          Kieran

          1. Hello,
            Thank you for your lovely feedback. I really appreciate it. I’m looking forward to your next post.
            Karolina

  2. Jean Sciberras says:

    You couldn’t not use this film. It s great. And so relevant. I like the task where you ask them to list his learning strategies. I might also first ask to brainstorm their own learning strategies, board them and then they tick the ones the protagonist uses. Great lesson Kieran. Happy new year and thank you for sharing your ideas. Jean

    1. Hi Jean,
      I’m really happy you like the lesson. I love your brainstorming strategies idea. A very happy new year to you too 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. Another brilliant lesson, which I’ll be using this week! Thank you Kieran for all your generous help and time in making all this available. I’m a relatively new EFL teacher, still building my confidence and I worried about finding good lessons. Your site, in particular, makes life so much easier and the students always enjoy the lessons. I’ve also bought your book, FIlm in Action, which I highly recommend. Thank you again and long may you continue! Best wishes and happy new year. Kitty

    1. Hi Kitty,
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment and for the kind words. I’m really happy that Film English helps you and that your students enjoy the classes. Thanks very much for buying my book, Film in Action, too. Great to know you like it. A very happy new year to you too 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Here’s a censored version without cursing for those teaching younger students! And it has subtitles, too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJESKZVgUiE

    1. Thanks for sharing this, Blaise

  5. Hi,
    Wonderful film! Nice lesson plan.
    Thanks!
    Audrey

    1. Hi Audrey,
      Glad you like the video and lesson.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  6. I love all your suggestions! Your lessons are great!!! However I can’t buy your book, Film in Action, because it is not avaiable in Amazon, to Brazil, where I live. What shall I do???? Can you help me?
    Vânia Sampaio, an English teacher and an English school owner in Juiz de Fora.

    1. Hi Vania,
      I’m really happy you like the lessons so much. I’m sorry to hear that Film in Action isn’t available on Amazon Brazil – I can’t understand why. The book is available on Amazon US. Here’s a link:
      https://www.amazon.com/Film-Action-Teaching-Language-Development/dp/1909783072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455044882&sr=8-1&keywords=film+in+action
      Thanks for your support 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

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