Ch 6: Discussing Relationships & Family with ELL Students

About This Chapter

Learn to effectively communicate with your ELL students about relationships and family with this helpful chapter. The lesson plans and resources found here will help you ensure that you're successful in your communications with your English language learner students.

Discussing Relationships & Family with ELL Students - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors present you with ELL lesson plans and discussion questions that cover family and relationship subjects. These topics include emotions, dating, marriage and more. It's easy to use these resources at any time on your mobile phone, tablet or computer to construct your lesson plans and create your assignments. Our professional instructors have created these lesson specifically to address the unique needs of English language learners.

How It Helps

  • Helps you address sensitive topics: With these resources, you'll feel more confident discussing sensitive topics like emotions and domestic violence with your ELL students.
  • Saves your time: It's easy to modify your curriculum or introduce something new to your classes with these easy-to-use, mobile-friendly lesson plans and resources.
  • Engages your students: We've included discussion questions in with these resources to help you not only successfully converse with your students but to also get them thinking and talking about these topics.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning relationship and family ELL lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific relationship and family topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your ELL class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related relationship and family lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important family and relationships concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant family and relationships-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 6: Discussing Relationships & Family with ELL Students
ESL Family Vocabulary Lesson Plan

1. ESL Family Vocabulary Lesson Plan

In this lesson, ELL's will learn about vocabulary that is used to describe members of their families. First, they will listen to a text that exposes them to this vocabulary. Next, they will engage in a game where they will listen for vocabulary words and discuss them with peers. Lastly, they will create a family tree of their own.

ESL Family Vocabulary: Word List & Games

2. ESL Family Vocabulary: Word List & Games

Teaching and learning vocabulary words and phrases can sometimes be a repetitive and boring lesson. Adding games and fun activities to ingrain this knowledge can add a level of interest that will be both engaging and interesting.

ESL Adoption Lesson Plan

3. ESL Adoption Lesson Plan

Many young people are faced with difficult situations that leave them in the care of people outside their nuclear family. This lesson focuses on explaining the adoption process in the United States to ESL students.

ESL Conversation Questions About Family

4. ESL Conversation Questions About Family

As an ESL instructor, you know that conversation is an important part of every daily routine. This lesson will focus on conversations centered on the theme of family. Read on, for ideas and questions that will get your ESL students engaged and eager to take part in classroom conversations.

ESL Family Tree Projects

5. ESL Family Tree Projects

An ESL family tree project allows English learners to gain vocabulary related to people, family members, and relationships. This ESL project can be used with young or adult students who are learning English as a second language.

ESL Getting to Know You Lesson Plan

6. ESL Getting to Know You Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, the teacher will begin to get to know his/her ELL students. First, the class will share where they are from by creating a classroom bulletin board display. Next, the class will get up and moving in a getting to know you game. Finally, the students will share more about themselves through drawing and writing.

ESL Friendship Lesson Plan

7. ESL Friendship Lesson Plan

Implementing this lesson plan will help your ESL students understand the concept of friendship. Students will participate in a read-aloud story and vocabulary activities related to friendship.

ESL Dating Lesson Plan

8. ESL Dating Lesson Plan

English Language Learners will be engaged in discussions about dating through activities included in this lesson plan. Using examples from popular culture, students will discuss dating vocabulary and idioms, and compare dating in the U.S. with dating elsewhere.

Relationship Discussion Questions for ESL Students

9. Relationship Discussion Questions for ESL Students

Because relationships are a common topic of conversation, English as a Second Language (ESL) students need the language tools to converse confidently about relationships. This lesson provides teachers with relationship-related discussion questions for classroom use.

ESL Love Vocabulary Lesson Plan

10. ESL Love Vocabulary Lesson Plan

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.

ESL Wedding Vocabulary & Activities

11. ESL Wedding Vocabulary & Activities

This lesson will provide teachers of English as a second language (ESL) students with vocabulary associated with weddings. Additionally, in this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for implementing this vocabulary into instruction.

ESL Honeymoon Writing Prompts

12. ESL Honeymoon Writing Prompts

A honeymoon is a unique event and it certainly makes a great topic for writing. Your ESL students will get a kick out of the prompts you give them on the topic of honeymoons.

Marriage Lesson Plan for ESL Students

13. Marriage Lesson Plan for ESL Students

Marriage practices vary widely from culture to culture. This lesson plan introduces the traditional American marriage ceremony to ESL students. A hands-on activity gives students a fun way to master relevant vocabulary.

ESL Feelings Lesson Plan

14. ESL Feelings Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students learn about feelings by making connections to informational text and participating in activities in which they explore emotions.

ESL Emotions Lesson Plan

15. ESL Emotions Lesson Plan

Teaching the concept of emotions can be a challenge. Look no further! In this lesson, we will take a look at how to deliver an interesting and engaging lesson on emotions for English as a second language (ESL) students.

ESL Domestic Violence Lesson Plan

16. ESL Domestic Violence Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your ESL students about domestic violence. Students will engage in a discussion with their peers, learn about facts and myths, and create a resource that could help someone suffering from domestic violence.

Gossip ESL Lesson Plan

17. Gossip ESL Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your ESL/ELL students are going to learn about gossip in the English language. They will then perform a modified '~'telephone'~' activity involving the repetition and sensationalization of a story.

ESL Relationships Lesson Plan

18. ESL Relationships Lesson Plan

Teachers will utilize this lesson to assist ESL students in establishing successful relationships. Students will learn about the four components of creating relationships, answer discussion prompts and complete a role play.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.