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Video-based lesson plans

Whether your lessons are online or in-person, The English Flows’ lesson plans are the ultimate time-saver for ESL teachers working with adult and Business English students. Cut down on prep work and free up your time for what truly matters – guiding, coaching, and meeting your students' unique needs. Our current and highly relatable topics will keep your students engaged before, during, and after the class. We add 7-8 new video-based ESL lesson plans each month. Ignite their curiosity and inspire them to explore the English language further!

a businessman in a suit walking on a wooden log and a lightning hitting it in the middle, and the slogan "do you know how to deal with setbacks"?

Expressions: to move on, to hold a grudge, to do someone wrong
Speaking: setbacks and failure
Video: How successful people deal with setbacks

2:21

positive friendly young woman showing her kindness - being kind is good for you!

Word formation: nouns to adjectives (care, politeness, compassion, respect, support, tolerance, help, consideration)
Confusing words: careless/uncaring; helpless/unhelpful
Funcional language: expressing gratitude

2:15

a perfectionist measuring pencils and paper clips with a calipers and a slogan - are you a perfectionist?

Vocabulary: to strive for excellence, to beat yourself up, to sweat over the small stuff, trial and error, to get caught up in minor details
Speaking: conversation questions, survey, discussing situations
Video: The Perfectionist Trap: How to set high standards without being a perfectionist

2:58

a stadium full of football fans who are cheering and a slogan - are you a football fan?

Functional language: talking about the team you support (I’m backing, I’m rooting for, I’m cheering for)
Vocabulary: measures against football hooliganism (ban, fine, zero-tolerance policy)
Video: Japanese fans clean up the stadium after the matches

3:30

Colleagues at an office Christmas party drinking champagne and a slogan - let's plan the office christmas party!

Vocabulary: event planning (budget, venue, catering, guests, entertainment)
Vocabulary: food and drinks (buffet, open bar, spirits, dietary restrictions)
Video: 5 tips for office party holiday planning

4:13

a boss closely observing an employee sitting in front of a computer and a slogan - how to deal with a micromanager

Vocabulary: micromanagement verbs (reprimand, hover, hold accountable)
Videos: 1. “How can I avoid being a micromanager?” and 2. “Working For a Micromanaging Boss & How to Handle it”
Idioms: put out fires, have a lot on your plate, hands-on/hands-off

4:00

an illustration with emotional intelligence and a slogan - why is emotional intelligence important at work

Vocabulary: behaviour at work
Video: “What is emotional intelligence in the workplace”
Idioms: emotions (hold a grudge, go with your gut, be at your wit’s end)

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