English Lesson Planning Course by Grade University

The Basics of Lesson Planning

You can buy this Course for $ 49 or try Demo first

About the course

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New to TEFL/TESOL, Experienced

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

10 hours

Lesson planning is a crucial skill for any teacher because it helps us save time and make our teaching more efficient. 

In this course, we will look at the main components of lesson plans and why we need to write them. We will explore lesson focus and how lesson aims should reflect it. We will pay special attention to the task cycle and talk about setting tasks, monitoring, and giving feedback that you and your students would benefit from.

We will look at the typical stages for different types of lessons, such as systems and skills, and extra stages that can be included in any lesson.

Finally, you will get equipped with different techniques that will help you save time when planning your lessons on a day-to-day basis. 

This course is especially suitable for those who want to take initial training, such as the CELTA course. However, teachers with experience can also take this course to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Lesson frameworks

Course authors and tutors

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Lidiya Simak

Course Author

YL DOS, CELTA, CELT-P/S Course trainer, TKT Course creator

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Yulia Chorna

Course Tutor

DELTA Module 1, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English

What's in the course?

Variety of inputs
Interesting video lectures, tutorials and texts  to keep you engaged
Variety of practice tasks 
To help you better understand the concepts and immediately implement new knowledge and skills 
Self-reflection tasks
To help you evaluate and improve your teaching
Crucial components of any lesson plan
Necessary elements that really help a teacher plan and teach a lesson that helps keep what is going on under control
Detailed analysis of lesson plans
With stages, procedures, timing and interaction patterns to help you better understand what is appropriate for making most of your lesson
Systems and skills lesson frameworks
To help you plan effective grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing and speaking lessons
Tips and tricks
For planning your lessons on a day-to-day basis
Knowledge bank
To keep the new knowledge organised and to give you the opportunity to return to it when needed
Final test
To track your progress and a must if you would like to receive a certificate
Useful resources
For further reading and study

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course you will be better aware of:

  • why  we need to plan anything
  • components of typical lesson plans
  • stages of lessons of different focuses
  • what needs to be considered while you are planning
  • different tips for better and more efficient planning

This course is for both experienced and novice teachers who do not have CELTA or similar qualifications, but would like to find out more about the principles of successful planning.

The skills you will learn:

  • setting lesson aims
  • staging a systems lesson
  • staging a receptive skills lesson
  • staging a productive skills lesson
  • solving potential problems
  • ways of planning lessons on a day-to-day basis
  • writing lesson plans for CELTA


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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