BOTC 2023

29 September | 12:15 – 1:00 | ZOOM

The starting-point for a great lesson with young learners: Plan it!

Having a lesson plan prepares you for class by organizing your thoughts and providing a clear road map for the day. You might have a general idea of what you want to do, but if you actually visualize your lesson and write out your plan, it will help you not forget key elements, make sure that you differentiate for the needs of the learners in your classroom, and that the lesson flows nicely together. Lesson planning means security and efficiency – ultimately, it’s the starting-point for a great lesson!

Sarah Hillyard holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners from the University of York, U.K. She has been teacher and coordinator at pre-primary level for many years and is now ELT academic consultant for bilingual schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is tutor on NILE’s online course “Teaching English in Pre-Primary Education”, and delivers webinars and face-to-face talks at conferences and schools. She is a freelance teacher trainer, writer of articles and blogposts, course developer and author for different publishers. She is co-author and series consultant for Pearson’s pre-primary course “Little Stars” and primary course “Our Stories”, and author for Macmillan Poland’s Starter course “Kids Can!”.