ESL Australian Slang Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

Interested in teaching your students Australian slang words and their meanings? In this lesson plan, find a game to play with your students that introduces them to Australian slang and engages them to use the phrases properly to enhance understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • recognize basic Australian slang
  • understand the meaning of basic Australian slang and use it properly

Length

45 minutes

Materials

  • 16-20 note cards

Key Vocabulary

At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be able to identify and define the following vocabulary terms:

  • Ace!
  • Amber fluid
  • Ankle biter
  • Aussie salute
  • Bathers
  • Billy
  • Bludger
  • Corker
  • Dag
  • Drink with the flies
  • Jackaroo
  • Mate
  • Offsider
  • Postie
  • Roo
  • Whinge

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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