Do you teach advanced level students and are looking for a lesson plan that’s work for them? Perhaps you teach a 3-4 hour class are feeling kind of overwhelmed by the whole thing.
You’ve come to the right place. Check out this lesson plan I put together for intermediate to advanced level students on renewable energy. The good news is that you can adapt it for a huge variety of situations.
ESL Lesson Plan for Advanced Students!
Here’s the Renewable Energy lesson plan PowerPoint, which I used for a 3 hour class. I used the MP3 file on Breaking News English that goes along with the article for a listening exercise and then we also did some reading, discussion and speaking with activities that I designed myself.
The Good News: Not Korea Specific
I have some great news for you, teachers who are not in Korea. The article is not Korea specific and would work in just about any country I think. I could picture it being quite relevant to people in both developing, and developed countries.
What country isn’t talking renewable energy? Am I right?
Results with Korean Students?
Korean university students don’t often think that much about environmental issues such as green energy, but it’s actually quite an important issue to be aware of. Not that they weren’t interested when I did this lesson—they generally are. However, it’s just not something on their minds.
Even though I’m “just” an English teacher, I think I have the potential to change lives and thinking for the better. Expand some minds. Raise some consciousness, you know?
Fossil fuel depletion is a very real thing and the more people aware of this, the better in my opinion. Raise some awareness in your English classes!
An Introduction to Renewable Energy
Here’s a short video that you may want to consider showing your students during your class. It would make an excellent introduction to the topic. Of course, give students some questions along with it or a task of some kind.
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