First lesson games, worksheets and teaching tips

Links to materials for typical first class topics like needs analysis and small talk. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic

Useful books for first classes

Teaching Social English: Interactive Classroom Activities 2nd Ed (for needs analysis, meeting and greeting, starting and ending conversations and small talk) – NEW EDITION

Teaching first lessons articles

First lessons with young learners articles page

First lessons articles

First lessons index pages

Business/ ESP first lessons page

BULATS first lessons page

EAP first lessons page

FCE first lessons page

IELTS first lessons page

Related pages

Needs analysis page

Meeting and greeting page

Starting and ending conversations page

Small talk page

Describing your job and company page

Learner training page (for discussion of good and bad language learning)

Tense review page (to quickly run through the language that they will be studying)

Functional language review page (ditto)

Checking/ Clarifying page (to make sure they have language to deal with communication problems, ask the teacher questions, etc)

Updated 30 August 2022