Ch 1: ESL Vocabulary for Business & Life Skills

About This Chapter

This ESL Vocabulary for Business & Life Skills chapter is designed to help ESL teachers supplement their vocabulary lesson with games, activities, exercises and word lists. These helpful resources are available on any computer or mobile device, which makes classroom integration easy.

ESL Vocabulary for Business & Life Skills - Chapter Summary

The comprehensive ESL teacher resource chapter includes convenient word lists, games and class activities that you can use to supplement your vocabulary lessons and improve our ESL students' business and life skill vocabulary. The chapter also includes engaging lessons that can be shown in class and quizzes that can easily be assigned to your students. You can use any computer or mobile device to access these materials, allowing you to study whenever and wherever you need to.

How It Helps

  • Strengthens student vocabulary: The included word lists make teaching life skill and business vocabulary easy and enjoyable, which can improve your ESL students' English comprehension.
  • Improves student engagement: Your students will have fun learning business and life skill vocabulary through the included class activities and games.
  • Enhances ESL instruction: You can use these resources to supplement your lessons and offer your ESL students a multi-dimensional way to learn important vocabulary words.

Skills Covered

After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide word lists for business and office vocabulary
  • Teach ESL students shopping, grocery and restaurant vocabulary words
  • Help your students understand words related to giving directions, traveling and driving
  • Assign exercises and activities for crime, law and court vocabulary words
  • Engage your ESL students with games that build their life skills vocabulary, including words for telling time, greeting people, banking, using credit cards and conversing with people at the post office
  • Translate home, politics, government, health, medical and first aid vocabulary for ESL students

42 Lessons in Chapter 1: ESL Vocabulary for Business & Life Skills
ESL College Lesson Plan

1. ESL College Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will learn more about college, college life and how to get ready to go to college. They will engage in a variety of activities that involve speaking, listening, reading and writing.

ESL Jobs Vocabulary Lesson Plan

2. ESL Jobs Vocabulary Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, find classroom activities centered on teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) learners the use of job-related vocabulary. Students will learn words for jobs as well as terms related to careers before engaging in activities to practice their new knowledge.

Writing a CV Lesson Plan for ESL Students

3. Writing a CV Lesson Plan for ESL Students

This lesson plan introduces the resume basics. Although the cover letter is a part of the video, this lesson specifically targets the resume portion. An activity encourages students to think about their own educational and work experiences and create their own resumes. Throughout the lesson, discussion questions are presented to build on prior knowledge and extend student learning.

Jobs & Occupations Vocabulary for ESL: List & Exercises

4. Jobs & Occupations Vocabulary for ESL: List & Exercises

This lesson provides teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) students with vocabulary word lists related to jobs and occupations. Additionally, this lesson includes exercises to help students learn this vocabulary.

ESL Business Vocabulary: Word List & Games

5. ESL Business Vocabulary: Word List & Games

Since English is the international language of business, it is essential that your ESL students learn business-related vocabulary. Jazz up your teaching with these fun activities for teaching business-related vocabulary words.

ESL Office Vocabulary: Word List & Activities

6. ESL Office Vocabulary: Word List & Activities

Focusing on specific topics is a great way to encourage ESL (English as a Second Language) learners as they acquire new language skills. In this lesson, teachers are provided with a word list and activities designed to teach office vocabulary to non-native English speakers.

ESL Discrimination Lesson Plan

7. ESL Discrimination Lesson Plan

Discrimination exists in many forms and can have a profound impact on those subjected to it. This lesson will help ESL students understand the various forms of discrimination and the laws that protect people from discrimination.

ESL House Vocabulary: Word List & Games

8. ESL House Vocabulary: Word List & Games

This lesson provides ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers with house-related word lists and games for use in the classroom. These games are ideal for younger learners and foster the development of English speaking, listening and writing abilities.

ESL Shopping Vocabulary: Word List & Games

9. ESL Shopping Vocabulary: Word List & Games

This shopping vocabulary lesson includes a list of eight useful words and games to teach students of different levels. The words apply to a varied range of shopping situations, and the games allow your students to practice speaking skills.

ESL Greeting Words

10. ESL Greeting Words

In this lesson, English as a Second Language (ESL) students will learn some key vocabulary words and phrases for greeting others. This lesson will also discuss the appropriate type of language to use in different contexts, such as when greeting a friend or your boss.

ESL Giving Directions: Words, Phrases & Games

11. ESL Giving Directions: Words, Phrases & Games

Being able to ask for directions is a vital skill for many English as a Second Language learners. This lesson provides teachers with directional vocabulary words and activities about giving directions in English.

ESL Travel Vocabulary: Word List & Games

12. ESL Travel Vocabulary: Word List & Games

ESL (English as a Second Language) students often find themselves in situations that require the use of travel-related vocabulary. This lesson provides teachers with word lists and activities intended for ESL classroom use.

ESL Telling Time: Vocabulary & Games

13. ESL Telling Time: Vocabulary & Games

This lesson provides a vocabulary list and guidelines to teach your students how to tell time and talk about time. You'll also look at some fun games and activities to get your students practicing the vocabulary in an engaging way.

Teaching ESL Money Vocabulary: Banking & Credit Cards

14. Teaching ESL Money Vocabulary: Banking & Credit Cards

This lesson will provide teachers of ESL students with common money vocabulary related to banking and credit cards. Additionally, teachers will learn activities for implementing the vocabulary into instruction.

ESL Grocery Shopping Vocabulary: Activities & Games

15. ESL Grocery Shopping Vocabulary: Activities & Games

Learning how to shop at the grocery store is a big part of using English in everyday life. This lesson reviews some categories of grocery shopping vocabulary and offers activities and games for you to practice with your students.

ESL Restaurant Vocabulary & Activities

16. ESL Restaurant Vocabulary & Activities

The ability to effectively and accurately use restaurant-related vocabulary is an invaluable skills for ESL learners of all ages and abilities. This lesson provides teachers with classroom exercises designed to teach restaurant vocabulary.

Teaching ESL Vocabulary: Traffic, Cars & Driving

17. Teaching ESL Vocabulary: Traffic, Cars & Driving

As ESL learners progress, it's important for them to add practical vocabulary to their language repertoire. This lesson includes some traffic, car and driving vocabulary and teaching strategies designed for the ESL environment.

Teaching ESL Vocabulary: Politics & Government

18. Teaching ESL Vocabulary: Politics & Government

Politics and government vocabulary can sound intimidating to ESL students. This lesson provides you with some ready-to-use vocabulary words and related activities for your students to do.

ESL Law & Court Vocabulary: Words & Exercises

19. ESL Law & Court Vocabulary: Words & Exercises

Law and court vocabulary is rather common in daily life--we come across it as we read the newspaper and watch the news. However, this vocabulary is technical and can be hard to learn. So, use these activities to help ESL students learn law vocab in fun and engaging ways.

ESL Crime Vocabulary & Activities

20. ESL Crime Vocabulary & Activities

ESL students may not be familiar with words like 'hijacking,' 'kidnapping,' and 'theft.' This lesson introduces such terms and gives you some practical exercises your students can do to learn crime vocabulary.

Teaching ESL Post Office Vocabulary & Conversations

21. Teaching ESL Post Office Vocabulary & Conversations

When it comes to teaching conversation skills to ESL students, lessons should not only cover vocabulary that will be used, but also provide opportunity for real practice. This lesson will go over the vocabulary and phrases required for a successful conversation at a post office.

Teaching ESL Vocabulary: First Aid

22. Teaching ESL Vocabulary: First Aid

First aid vocabulary includes objects in a first aid kit but also situations that require first aid. This lesson includes both types of vocabulary along with practical activities for your ESL students.

Teaching ESL Medical Vocabulary: Hospitals & Doctors

23. Teaching ESL Medical Vocabulary: Hospitals & Doctors

This lesson will provide teachers of English as a second language (ESL) students with common medical vocabulary related to doctors and hospitals. Additionally, in this lesson, teachers will learn activities for implementing the vocabulary into instruction.

ESL Health Vocabulary: Word List & Games

24. ESL Health Vocabulary: Word List & Games

This lesson contains a few health-related word lists and game ideas to get students actively engaged with new vocabulary and concepts. These ideas will work best if the class is large enough to be divided into groups.

ESL Business English Vocabulary Lesson Plan

25. ESL Business English Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan focusing on business English vocabulary, English Language Learners will identify common roles, tools, and locations in an office setting, and will use these vocabulary terms to engage in conversations with others.

ESL Shopping Vocabulary Lesson Plan

26. ESL Shopping Vocabulary Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides teachers with classroom activities designed to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) learners how to accurately and effectively use shopping related vocabulary.

ESL Leadership Vocabulary

27. ESL Leadership Vocabulary

Leadership is often misunderstood as a position of formal authority, but anyone with the right abilities can be a leader. This lesson offers ideas for teaching ESL students vocabulary and concepts about leadership.

ESL Making Arrangements Vocabulary

28. ESL Making Arrangements Vocabulary

English language learners encounter a variety of topics over the course of their education. This lesson focuses on the vocabulary and phrases that students can use when making arrangements.

ESL Driving Vocabulary Lesson Plan

29. ESL Driving Vocabulary Lesson Plan

This lesson focuses on driving vocabulary for ESL students with an emphasis on driving violations. Several fun and memorable activities are included to engage all learning styles.

ESL Greetings Lesson Plan

30. ESL Greetings Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ESL students will practice using greetings in real-world contexts. The varied activities will require them to use speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. As a formative assessment, students will create an original comic strip.

ESL Presentation Skills Lesson Plan

31. ESL Presentation Skills Lesson Plan

This lesson focuses on introducing key concepts concerning presentation skills for ESL students. Multiple activities are included to engage all learning styles.

ESL Money Idioms Lesson Plan

32. ESL Money Idioms Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help ESL students learn about some frequently used idioms that contain references to money. Students will listen to a read-aloud book and play games related to money idioms.

ESL Business Idioms Lesson Plan

33. ESL Business Idioms Lesson Plan

Business idioms are explored in this lesson plan for English Language Learners. Students will learn the meaning of 'idiom' and will illustrate and discuss common idioms heard in business settings.

Job Interview Lesson Plan for ESL Students

34. Job Interview Lesson Plan for ESL Students

In this lesson plan, ELL students will learn how to be successful at a job interview. Students will examine how to dress, what body language to use and how to ask and answer questions at a job interview.

ESL Financial English Vocabulary Lesson Plan

35. ESL Financial English Vocabulary Lesson Plan

This lesson plan involves English Language Learners in activities related to personal finance vocabulary. Students will learn financial terms, use the terms in sentences, use technology to locate related images, and provide other students with feedback about their use of these terms.

Banking Lesson Plan for ESL Students

36. Banking Lesson Plan for ESL Students

This lesson plan will help you teach your English language learners to complete banking-related documents, including checks, deposit slips, and account applications. Students also participate in banking-related role-playing scenarios to practice vocabulary and skills.

ESL Advertising & Marketing Lesson Plan

37. ESL Advertising & Marketing Lesson Plan

Through activities in this lesson plan, you will be able to help your ESL learners understand advertising and marketing terminology and approaches, through discussion and hands-on activities.

ESL Commercials Lesson Plan

38. ESL Commercials Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, ELL students will learn about commercials. Students will engage in a variety of activities that involve many opportunities for speaking, listening and writing. At the end, students will create an original commercial.

ESL Cell Phones Lesson Plan

39. ESL Cell Phones Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your ESL students about cell phones. The activities involve speaking, listening and writing. Students will identify parts of a cell phone and model how cell phones work.

ESL Road Signs Lesson Plan

40. ESL Road Signs Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, ESL students will be exposed to numerous road signs that are commonly found in the United States. They will learn to identify them by sight, and practice discussing the appropriate responses in English.

'How Much?' ESL Lesson Plan

41. 'How Much?' ESL Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you provide support to your ESL students as they learn about countable and uncountable nouns, and how the type of noun influences the use of ~'How much~' or ~'How many~' when forming questions in English.

ESL Ethics Lesson Plan

42. ESL Ethics Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help teachers describe vocabulary associated with ethics to students in an ESL classroom. Students will also explore ethical dilemmas and how they would respond using the vocabulary discussed.

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