Needs Analysis Resources for Adult ESL Learners


This integrated reading and speaking resource is a great Back to School or first day/week of a new course lesson for your Intermediate level adult ESL/EAL students. Itโ€™s a great way to get to know your students while at the same time teaching them useful language. Your students will also appreciate that you are taking the time to find out about them and their learning needs.

There is enough material for at least 2 lessons

This Needs Analysis Lesson has 3 aims:

  • Help students think about their language learning needs and be an active part of the process. This could be a very different style of learning than they are used to (depending on their previous experiences).
  • Gives you, the teacher, an insight into what the students need to learn and how they prefer to learn.
  • Provides the students with the metalanguage they need to discuss their learning, needs and expectations. There are lots of opportunities for speaking in pairs and groups.

Included in this resource;

  • A reading activity with 2 texts and 2 types of questions
  • 5 vocabulary activities
  • A set of Vocab cards that can be used in a variety of ways
  • 4 different needs surveys/questionnaires
  • 2 graphic organisers
  • Lots of opportunity for a pair and group work
  • Detailed Teachers notes
  • Answers to Activities

There is enough material for at least 2 lessons.

Like all my resources, this lesson is designed specifically for adults. It incorporates language that adults will need to use and situations that are relevant to adult learners.

I put a lot of effort into creating and checking my resources. If you happen see an error/typo etc please let me know so that I can correct it. And if you loved the resource a review is much appreciated .

Slides print to A4 paper and language is UK/Australian English

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If you are looking for lessons that are meaningful and relevant for adult students, you will find more lessons like this in my store as well as easier lessons for Adult ESL Beginners. ALL my resources are written for adults, there are no cute or childish illustrations or texts.

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This item is for use by you with your students only. If you want to share with other teachers please buy multiple licences. This item is bound by copyright laws . Posting, editing , selling or redistributing this item (or any part of) on the internet is strictly prohibited.

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