4 Robust Sites For Finding EFL Lesson Plans

As many of you have likely experienced, it is challenging to find high quality lesson plan content online. Many sites are user generated and carry too much breadth with too little organization. Although it can be challenging, there are some great sites out there to find EFL lesson plans for your own . This is a list (in no particular order) of a few great sites that are EFL specific.



ReadWriteThink is an entirely free service with a mission to provide educators and parents with quality learning materials. The vast majority of the site is dedicated to materials for the traditional classroom, but most materials can be adapted for private lessons. There’s a consistent level of quality across most materials and they are organized with a powerful taxonomy.


OneStopEnglish is a great potential source of EFL lesson plans. If you are teaching students with an exam goal in mind, they have categories including IELTS, TOEFL and many others. They also cover topical areas such as Law and HR. Quite a bit of the content is available for free, and a full license costs only $68 per year. Again, most of the content is geared towards the traditional classroom but it can be adapted.


Lessonstream was started by and is curated by Jamie Keddie. There are lesson plans covering a large range of topics. Most of the lesson plans are delivered as printables and are intended for the traditional classroom but they are adaptable as private EFL lessons plans. Over the years this site has generated thousands if not hundreds of thousands of downloads and the best part is, it’s free. Since most of the content is generated by one teacher, there is also a consistent style across lesson plans.


Off2Class offers ready-to-teach EFL lesson plans on a simple to use web platform. It’s still in beta, but you can sign up on the site to request a login.


  1. Tom Walton

    April 3, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Can I suggest the excellent Film English, which is similiar in some ways to LessonSteam, but which is particularly outstanding is its superb selection of interesting clips?

  2. Tom Walton

    April 3, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Agree the OneStopEnglish is great, with TeachingEnglish.org.uk the other one I always recommend people, especially anyone fairly new to ELT.

    A school can also take out a subscription to OSE, rather than the individual teacher having to pay.