Your students want to speak English but you struggle to find good (if any) ready-made speaking lesson plans. Sounds familiar? In that case, the new ESL Brains lesson format might be a game-changer!
If you teach conversation classes, this format is perfect for your students. You can also use a Speaking Class lesson plan when you feel your students need more communication practice, or as a break from regular lessons. Speaking classes are ideal to use in the first or last lesson of the term, or much more often, as part of your course.
Speaking Class worksheets have no grammar or vocabulary activities, just speaking! This is because many of you have asked us about worksheets for conversation classes without any particular language area to practise. If you want your students to speak as well as practise vocabulary and grammar in a controlled way, use our Standard and Flipped Classroom worksheets.
The topics covered in Speaking Class worksheets are always engaging and meaningful. They encourage students to have in-depth discussions and speak their minds. As all ESL Brains lessons, speaking class lesson plans are thought-provoking and up-to-date.
They include a variety of activities: ordering, rating, grouping, discussing, describing, organising ideas, agreeing and disagreeing, etc. Most of them also include a video but there isn’t a typical comprehension task linked to it. Its purpose is simply to spark more conversation.
It is not easy to predict how long a speaking class will be, as this mostly depends on your students. We believe that each of them will take between 45 and 60 minutes. Some of the teachers who tested the worksheets, however, said that an hour wasn’t enough for some more eager students.
We have been working on speaking classes for some time now, and are really proud to finally share them with you. We would also like to give a big THANK YOU to the teachers who tested the worksheets with their students, and provided us with valuable feedback!
We will publish some speaking class worksheets every month, and they will be available in the Unlimited subscription. Check out below two Speaking Class worksheets open to all!
How to find Speaking Class lessons?
You can easily distinguish Speaking Class worksheets from any other lessons by looking at the lesson card or the lesson post image. Speaking Class lessons have an orange ribbon so that you can quickly know that this is not one of our standard lessons.
If you want to just browse through Speaking Class worksheets, then our search engine is your friend! Go to our main search page and use the right filter to show only Speaking Class worksheets. The Lesson Format filter is hidden in the main view so you need to first click the black Show more filters link.
For your convenience, here’s a link to search results showing just Speaking Class lessons: https://eslbrains.com/lesson/?ep_filter_lesson_type=speaking-class