Some English as a Second Language (ESL) lesson ideas for adults include lessons on survival English, travel English and business English. Some other ideas for engaging adult ESL students include pronunciation and intonation practice.
One engaging lesson that falls under the travel English category involves asking two students to work together to plan a role play about a travel agency. One student is the traveler and the other, the travel agent.
As a business English lesson, the teacher can organize a business meeting in which students express opinions related to a given topic. An elected leader can call a vote on the topic.
A survival English lesson idea is a role play of a restaurant scene. This type of lesson introduces students to basic vocabulary.