5 Lesson Plans for Advanced ESL Conversation Classes

An advanced ESL conversation class can be a bit tricky to teach because it’s sometimes hard to see any improvement in your students. But, I’ve found that it can be really useful if you use authentic material and challenge your students that way instead of just relying on ESL textbooks, which are often too easy and often quite boring.

Here are five lesson plans that I’ve used in my own advanced level English conversation classes:

Lesson Plans for Students in any Country

Technology and Sleep

This is a good one for the cellphone zombies in your class. Wake them up with a dose of reality!

Google Investing in Renewable Energy

This is an interesting lesson plan for science or engineering majors. Other students found it interesting as well.

Lesson Plans for Students in Korea

Cigarette Prices to Double

A bit dated, but could still work.

Agricultural Subsidies

Korea’s Aging Population

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