First lessons articles, lesson plans and worksheets

Over 100 links so far (including those on pages linked to below)

Related pages

Needs analysis worksheets and articles page

Starting and ending conversations page

Meeting people and greetings worksheets

Index pages in this section

English for Academic Purposes first classes page

FCE first classes page

IELTS first classes page

Articles on first lessons with young learners page

Business/ ESP first classes page

BULATS first classes page

Articles and lesson ideas on teaching first classes

First lessons for Academic Writing classes

First lessons for Academic English classes

How to make sure students get what the need from day one

Preparing to teach your first EFL exam class

The Yes Game, Question Chains and One Lie, described near the top of this article on Speaking Games for False Beginners.

Man and Wife (based on the old game show Mr and Mrs)

Finding things in common games

15 variations on Find Someone Who and mingling games

Finding variations to Find Someone Who - extended version of the article above, written for MET

Ways to learn students’ names

Q and A personalisation games

My new favourite GTKY for one-to-one classes (blog post)

Worksheets for first classes (see Needs analysis link above for many many more of these)

Academic writing first class

Language learning opinions

Form filling games (GTKY with speaking and writing)

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