communication skills

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 woman and a man in an elevator with the man delivering an elevator pitch, and a slogan "craft and deliver a killer elevator pitch"

Collocations: collocations with pitch (e.g. craft a pitch, tailot a pitch, nail a pitch, rehearse a pitch)
Vocabulary: adjectives to describe effective and ineffective pitches
Functional language: useful phrases to talk about one’s accomplishments, passion, target audience, mission and vision (for companies)

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three women chatting over coffee, and a slogan "are you good at making small talk?"

Vocabulary: small talk, build rapport, talk to strangers, keep the conversation going
Grammar: questions (open-ended questions, yes/no questions, follow-up questions)
Speaking: conversation questions, role-play, discussing photos

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a team during a brainstorming session generating ideas woth a slogan - lets brainstorm some ideas!

Ford formation: the suffix -ity (novelty, originality, feasibility, creativity, practicality)
Functional language: useful phrases for idea generation (introducing ideas, building on someone else’s idea, introducing alternatives, expressing caution, encouraging participation)
Speaking: games, brainstorming, conversation questions, survey

2:00

confident business woman, mentor, or a coach, speaking assertively to business people and a slogan - Learn how to be assertive!

Functional language: aggressive vs assertive expressions
Vocabulary: body language (hunched shoulders, tilted head, clenched jaw, pursed lips)
Video: Assertive vs aggressive

 

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a team of colleagues discussing their ideas in a boardroom and a slogan - expressions with point

Functional language: making a point, giving reasons and examples, summarising a point
Vocabulary: expressions with “point”
Speaking: discussion questions, role plays

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