Lesson Plans

Here are some of the ESL teaching materials developed by REEP volunteers and arranged by lifeskills topic. They include individual lesson plans and activities, as well as a comprehensive set of 24 lessons and teacher's guide that also correspond to the lifeskills topics.  They have been made available in PDF format for you to download and use without charge. To view and print PDF files you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Volunteers who wish to contribute teaching materials to this collection should contact the REEP Volunteer Program at reep@apsva.us. Contributed materials must be original and not under copyright. Materials on this site may not be distributed for commercial purposes or incorporated into other collections or Web sites.

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PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION

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TIME AND CALENDAR; DAILY ROUTINES AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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MONEY AND BANKING

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  • Identifying Coins
  • Counting Money - 1
  • Counting Money - 2
  • Check Cashing
  • People and Things in a Bank
  • Money and Banking 1
  • Money and Banking 2
  • Money and Banking 3
  • The VA Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) offers an ESOL toolkit for financial literacy called Money Talks that includes lesson plans, handouts, and visuals. These materials range in level from literacy level to intermediate. This toolkit focuses largely on managing money. The topics are checking accounts and basic banking services, credit, goals and budgets, growing your money, loans, and saving money.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has developed consumer.gov, a website aimed at providing basic, understandable information on managing money; credits, loans, and debt; and scams and identity theft. They also have a toolbox section that has lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and resources to help immigrant communities. Note they also have a presentation on scams against immigrants. This content is for intermediate and advanced learners. 


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CONSUMERISM (Shopping)

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TRANSPORTATION

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HOUSING

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COMMUNITY AND CIVICS


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HEALTH, EMERGENCIES, AND SAFETY

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Teacher's Note: These two handouts are intended for use together. Divide the class into groups and assign the most advanced student in each group the role of doctor's receptionist. Other students call in to him/her.



COMMUNICATION: PHONE AND MAIL

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EMPLOYMENT: FINDING A JOB, KEEPING A JOB, AND ON THE JOB

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