Focusing on Your Students: Effectively Using Ready-Made ESL Lesson Plans

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Whether you teach online or in person, time spent preparing lessons could be time spent in a better place – with your students. The need for quality ESL/EFL lesson plans has inspired growth in the ready-made lesson plan industry. Today’s lesson plans come in multimedia formats, covering all skill levels and a range of topics. How can purchasing ready-made lesson plans save both independent teachers and school-based teachers’ time, creating space for potential income growth? What options are available for lesson plan formats and delivery methods? Are there customizability options? Join Bridge and a panel of representatives from some of today’s leading lesson plan providers for a discussion about the benefits of ready-made lesson plans, where to find high-quality lesson resources and much more.

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Jake Young
Jake Young Founder @ Fluentize Jake Young is the founder and lead materials writer at Fluentize.com — an online resource with a library of 400+ engaging video-based lesson plans for ESL teachers. With 10+ years teaching ESL in Prague and fluent in Czech language, Jake has a passion for both teaching and learning languages.
Cecilia Nobre
Member of the Fluentize Creative Team @ Fluentize Cecilia Nobre is a teacher and teacher trainer with 23 years of experience in the field of education. She is currently pursuing her ESRC funded PhD in applied linguistics at Warwick University and has co-authored the book "Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development in ELT" with Steve Mann and Laura Baecher. Cecilia is a certified DipTESOL and CertTESOL teacher trainer, a member of the Fluentize creative team, and a blogger. Her interests in reflective practice, emergent language, CPD, and teacher education demonstrate her commitment to continuous learning and development.
Silvina Mascitti
Freelance Material Writer for Fluentize @ Fluentize Silvina Mascitti is an enthusiastic, qualified teacher of English and materials writer. She has worked in ELT for more than 20 years. She taught English in schools and companies in Argentina and Spanish at a university in the USA. Currently, she lives in Spain and teaches adults online
Shelynn Riel
Shélynn Riel is Bridge's Expert Series Moderator and regularly contributes articles and ELT news reports to the BridgeUniverse blog. She has served as an English language instructor for over a decade, a program coordinator in both university and community-based programs, and an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. Her interests include holistic teacher development, learner identity, and decolonial ethics in the language classroom. She is the co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, which focuses on reflective practices for teachers around the world.

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