Again, if you copy this and use it please cite the source: Jason Ryan. I do not claim to have created and authored all of the ideas and topics below, and for topics, ideas, and lessons I did not create I cite the website . . . but I did take the time and energy to put it together, and post it. There may be some repetition or small variations in the topics, but I don't have the time to edit it right now . . .
Anyways, I hope some people find it useful.
2. Classroom English: Basic Commands, Expressions, Questions and Answers
4. Interview English: Getting to know you
5. Debate English: Plastic Surgery, Artificial Beauty vs. Natural Beauty
6. Math in English
7. Game English: expressions and vocabulary
8. Five Important Questions:
1. Can you repeat that SLOWLY please?2. How do you spell ________________?
3. What does _______________ mean?
4. Can you give an example?
5. I don't understand ________________. Can you please try again?
9. Uno English
10. Interview-first-encounter English: What’s your name? Where are you from?
11. Blind-mini-golf: Giving Directions in English
12. Jenga: Balance and Warning/Caution Language
13. Scavenger Hunt
14. Cultural Differences Part I: Personal Space
15. Cultural Differences Part II: Table Manners
16. Christmas Culture: Dear Santa Letter, and Christmas Cards
17. Christmas Carols and making Christmas Decorations (making a human Christmas Tree competition)
18. Christmas Movie about Xmas Culture: The Santa, Tim Allen
19. Chusok and Thanksgiving Culture
20. Taegukgi: Korean National Flag, and National Anthem in English
21. English Diary
22. Deserted Island Survival List
23. Music Part I: different genres of music. many students don't know different kinds of music. pick 8-10 genres per lesson, give basic definitions, etc.
24. Music Part II
25. English Verbs and Bingo
26. Trip to the Doctor
27. MacDonald’s Lesson: Fast Food and Ordering in English
28. Four Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
29. Kimchi Ice-cream: Cooking and Recipe English
30. Fashion Magazines
31. Shopping In English
32. Win, Lose, or Draw (TV Show): Daily Activities, i.e. brushing your teeth
33. Telling the Time in English
34. Puppet Show: Fashion Show using puppets
35. Halloween Culture
36. Peppero Day and Remembrance Day: cultural differences lesson about what many countries around the world do on November 11th.
37. What would you do if . . . .
38. Why/Because Lesson
39. Soccer-baseball: Hybrid Sports
40. Parts of the Body
41. Stretching in English: Body parts and stretching commands
43. Spelling Bee: Explain concept of this North American competition, and then have a spelling bee
44. Mini-Golden Bell Review
45. Spray-bottle Review Testing
46. Geography Part I: World Flags
47. Geography Part II: Around the world . . .
48. Geography Part III: World Time Zones
49. Reality vs. Illusion: What is the Matrix?
50. Ghost Stories
51. Dreams, hopes, and goals for the future. When I grow up I want to be/want to have/want to travel to . . .
52. Tongue Twisters and Pronunciation: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Sally sells seashells down by the seashore . . .
53. Family Tree: Different kinds of trees, different kinds of families
54. Fairy Tales: Once upon a time .. .
55. Planning a Trip
56. Banks and Finances
57. Signs, Notices, and Warnings in English
58. Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
59. How to read a Newspaper: different sections, etc
60. Major Historical Figures in Western Culture: Martin Luther King, Jr
61. Major Historical Figures in Western Culture: Shakespeare
62. Science in English: egg in a box drop and physics
63. History of Flight, making paper airplanes
64. Comic Strips: Design your own comic book in English
65. Group Broadcasting: Weather Report, Celebrity Interviews, News Headlines
66. Ice-Breaking Games: Hello, my name is, Her name is, His name is (balloon is popped every time there is a mistake)
67. Newspaper: Make your own Headline in English, and draw the pictures for the story you write
68. Famous Women in Korean History Part I
69. Famous Men in Korean History Part II
70. Puppet Fashion Designing clothing class, students design new versions of traditional Korean costume
71. Poem by Bernard Shaw from TEFL Unit on Pronunciation and words that sound the same but are spelled differently in English
72. Mini-Olympic Games
73. Body Art (tattoos) and Subcultures
74. World Religions
75. Holiday Culture: Easter: egg painting . . .
76. Holiday Culture: New Year’s Eve: New Year’s Resolutions
77. Holiday Culture: Valentine’s Day
78. Basics 101: alphabet (and consonants/vowels pronunciation) seasons, months of the year, days of the week, numbers, colours
79. Phone conversation
81. Konglish and English: make a list of Konglish, and English expresions. The students have to figure out which expressions are Konglish, and which are English.
83. Personality Types: What’s your personality type? Get a survey from the internet, maybe do the colours and personality type survey. (Explain that the blood type and personality theory in Korean popular culture has no scientific basis of truth or validity.)
84. Feelings and Emotions
85. Grammar Rules: must and musn’t, or, can and can’t
86. Bingo and Irregular Verbs
87. Simon Says and Body Parts
88. TV Game Show: Blind Date, three boys and a girl, three girls and a boy, questions and answers . . . . have a host, etc.
89. Nature Part 1: Animals
90. Nature Part 2: Environment
91. Nature Part 3: Weather
92. Popular Culture: learn a song
94. Wheel of Fortune
95. The Price Is Right
96. C.P.R. Part 1
97. C.P.R. Part 2
98. Emergency First Aid Part 1
99. Emergency First Aid Part 2
100. Hygiene: Viruses, Bacteria, and Germs
100. Treasure map . . . .
101. Twister Game . . .
102. Robot: Giving directions in English. Students have toilet paper, string, markers, and tape. Make one student in their group into a "robot"and then they practice giving the robot orders in English.
104. English Diary
105. Writing post cards and letters.
106. How to write a paragraph.
107. How to write an essay.
108. Flags and countries
109. Art and different styles of art.
110. Planning a Trip
111. Politics . . . voting, elections . . . .
112. Love Songs
113. Olympics: go over brief history, and get students to make a new olympic sport, and then demonstrate it. Or make a HYBRID SPORT of two or three existing events. WINTER OLMPICS AND SUMMER OLYPICS
114. Cooking in English
116. Insects and Bugs . . .
117. Airport English
118. Hotel English
119. Taxi English
120. Traveling by Bus or Subway
121. Making reservations at a hotel or restaurant.
122. Fantasy and the future: design a city of the future, school . ..
123. Space Explorers: Trip to Mars . . .
124. Time Capsule Project
126. Design a new model for the family home that is not based on the traditional family home design.
127. Memory Game . . .
128. Time Machine . . .
129. The Korean School of the future . . . what would they change, and keep? How many school days, hours per day, uniforms???
130. If was Principal for a day, I would . . .
131. If I were invisible for a day . . .
132. Genie and 3 Wishes . . .
133. Mad Scientist Experiment . . . Kimchi Ice-cream lesson combo
134. Homemade Rocket Experiment . . .
135. Nature: if you were God for a day, what kind of world would you create?
136. Murphy’s Law: conditionals (bogglesworld.com)
139. Deadly Reptiles: The world’s most poisonous animals
140. 7 Wonders of the World
141. Cooking in English: Harry Potter: Magic Potion Recipes (bogglesworld.com)
142. Solar System and planets, Astronomy and Astrology
143. Psychology 101
144. Cyborgs . . .
145. Design your own family crest, coat-of-arms, etc
146. Fortune Telling: palmistry, tarot cards, oracles
147. How to make balloon animals.
148. How to use a map and compass.
149. Emergency Wilderness Survival 101
150. Laws: make new laws that you would like to see in your society. Explain why. And explain how they would be enforced, and what penalties you would choose.
151. Men and Women: Gender Equality Debate, and Differences . . .
152. Violence and popular culture, http://esl.about.com/od/conversationlessonplans/
153. Life Then, Life Now: Traditions and Change
155. ‘Human Nature’: Debate in English: Tabula Rasa vs. Original Sin, provide students with model scripts of different styles of logic/argument phrases, expressions/questions/rhetorical questions . . .
156. Tag: Freeze Tag, Blob Tag, etc.
157. Jenga: roll the dice, different colours require different spoken English in order to take your turn pulling out the block. Red: say a verb using a sentence, Blue: use a noun, Yellow: . .. . . Pick a TOPIC to guide the students in their selections.
158. Speed Limit card game from www.englishtiger.com, each card has a different vehicle of kind of transportation on it. Instead of saying "____ plus/minus _____ equals _____," when the student plays a card, they look at the picture on the card of a mode of transportation, and the student says "A ____ goes _____ km/miles per hour."Teach speed expressions, and language related to vehicles and transportation.
159. TV Commercial: design a new product, and then make a TV commercial for the product. I.e., Kimchi tooth paste.
160. If I won a million dollars I would buy, go to . . . .
161. Make your own English t-shirt. Students bring a plain white t-shirt to class. Supplies: markers, glue, stickers, etc. Provide sample slogans of t-shirts.
162. Sock-Puppet Theater: Students bring one or two white socks from home, and make their own puppets. Consider the supplies needed and what students might be able to bring themselves. Use cardboard to make a stage that sits on top of the teacher’s desk. The students can use markers, and construction paper and glue, to make sets and different locations.
163. Archetypes, Myths, Heroes and Heroines. Students make up their own 1-4 topic depending on lesson topic . . … . .
164. CSI TV show lesson . . .. . have no idea how that would work, but it could be cool.
165. Year Book Project . ..
166. Class or School Blog Project/Club . . . . with pics from classes, and more advanced students could write entries for it . . .
167. Family Feud Game Show, need Korean statistics for that . . .
168. Boy Bands and Girl Bands
169. Pop songs: learn a song that has everyday English expressions it, If I Had A Million Dollars, Barenaked Ladies, etc
170. Shakespeare: Take a 12-20 line dialogue from, i.e. Romeo and Juliet, show students a video clip of the dialogue segment, teach the vocabulary and expressions, drill the dialogue, and then they perform the scene in pairs . ..
171. Movie/TV show script from online sites: make copies for students. Underline key words and phrases and idioms they may not know, go over them, CT explains them, and then drill pronunciation, explain things about body language and cultural rules for the scene/people/situation, and then role play practice, then volunteers perform the script==use a video camera if your school has one . . . . then watch the tape after and coach students on what they can improve upon in their English speaking—plus it would be fun to watch too.