Veslio: ESL Lesson Plans & Activities based on real-world videos

BE THE REASON WHY YOUR STUDENTS BECOME FLUENT IN ENGLISH.

Modern lesson plans based on real-world videos for teachers with teenage or adult students.

We get it. Lesson planning takes time, effort, and skill. You’re looking for a new spark – something to engage your students, make them excited to speak English, and use the language just how natives do.

So what if you had authentic material that helps your students get fluent in English, but also engages and entertains? What if you had access to unique, relevant, and up-to-date video topics that inspire great conversation, discussions, and bring the outside world to your students, without all the lesson prep? Well, here you are. Welcome to Veslio – a new generation of ESL.

LESSONS DESIGNED FOR:

 General English

✔ Business English

 Private One-One Lessons

 Conversation Lessons

 Small Group Lessons

 High School Classes

 Online Lessons

 FCE / CAE / IELTS Exam Prep

TYPES OF VIDEOS USED:

 News Reports

✔ Product Commercials

 Short Cinematic Stories

 Special Interviews

 Short Documentaries

 Performances

 Vlogs

 Informational Videos

“Using the Veslio lesson plans makes lesson planning and teaching almost effortless. The topics are also very engaging and interesting, and based on recent and relevant themes.”
Ayesha Andrade

ESL TEACHER

“I couldn’t be happier to have found Veslio. Through these lessons, your students will be encouraged to listen, speak, and write about the content in the videos”.
Tierney Larson

ESL TEACHER

“I have used these lessons many of times with my students. All my students have loved them as they are entertaining and have everything I could need.”
Cote Wolcik

ESL TEACHER

MULTIPLE LESSON ACTIVITIES

that are designed to help your students develop their speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

WARM UP ACTIVITY

Creative, engaging, and interesting preview activities and conversation questions that get your students thinking and speaking about the topic presented in the video. Students share their own opinions and experiences, express ideas, and talk about the topic while you facilitate extra conversation.

VIEWING ACTIVITY

Multiple choice, true & false, short answer, number matching, putting events in order, post-viewing discussion and other listening comprehension exercises, all based on the video content.

VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES

Some lessons offer a definition and fill-in-the-blank exercise based on the context and usage in the video, while other lessons contain more in-depth vocabulary activities, such as phrasal verbs, expressions, phrases, parts of speech building, prefixes, opposites, and more.

GRAMMAR ACTIVITY

Each grammar point is extracted from actual dialogue in the video, followed by a grammar box explanation, and exercise. Your students get exposure to and can see how grammar points are used in real life and then practice them in class or as homework.

COOPERATION ACTIVITY

Get your students working together in practical situations. Roleplays, interviews, presentations, making reviews, creating imaginary websites, event planning, and much more. Students can also take the opportunity to activate the target vocabulary and grammar points that they learned from the video.

BENEFITS OF USING VESLIO IN ESL LESSONS:

Wide Range of Topics

With Veslio’s video library of over 45 different topics and 135 comprehensive lesson plans, you’re bound to find some great material for your lessons. Veslio adds 10 – 15 new lesson plans per month. Unlike your typical textbook, Veslio’s lesson database continues to grow each month with topics across 6 different categories.

Student Engagement

Video is a great way to engage your students, and by watching videos about thought-provoking topics that interest and inspire, you will keep your students motivated to learn. The topics on the platform are engaging, educational, and relevant.

Natural & Real English

Doing lessons with your students based on real-world videos gives them exposure to different accents, tones, voices, pronunciation, and terminology. They get to hear how native speakers use the language naturally in practical situations, which is one of the most important things for learning a language.

Tailored to Student Level

Each video either comes with 3 full lesson plans, which are adapted to student level – pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate, or you can find one topic with 3 different videos, which are also adapted to student level.

Explore the Outside World

Your students will not only be getting linguistic education from the lessons, but they’ll also be learning about things going on in the world beyond the classroom. Explore diverse points of view, personal opinions, experiences, deep discussions, and interesting questions in class.

Student Growth & Progress

If you execute well on the Veslio lessons, your students should make some progress and become more fluent. The main focus of the lesson plans is for students to train their speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar skills, but with creativity you can also transition the lessons to practice reading and writing.

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