ESL Love Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Instructor: Della McGuire

Della has been teaching secondary and adult education for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Sociology, MEd in Reading, and is ABD on the MComm in Storytelling.

This lesson plan provides ESL students with an opportunity to learn vocabulary and common informal expressions about romance and love. Students will practice using these terms with a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

  • Identify and articulate descriptions of various stages of interpersonal and romantic relationships
  • Use idioms and figurative language in the context of describing love


1 hour

Curriculum Standards


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.


Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


  • Have a crush
  • Flirt with someone
  • Ask someone out
  • Fall In Love
  • Love At First Sight
  • Hug
  • Kiss
  • Date
  • Going Out With
  • Stand Someone Up
  • Propose
  • Engaged
  • Fiancé / Fiancée
  • Get Married
  • Honeymoon
  • Anniversary
  • Break Up / Split Up
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Ex

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