New Students

The following list has been adapted from ESL Smart! by Margaret Bouchard. In addition to this extensive list, the book provides implementable lesson plan ideas that cover these topics.

Life Skills

New students need to be know or be taught the following:

Personal Information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Emergency contact information
  • Birthday
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Completing a Form
  • Getting to Know You! (Personal information)


  • Using a telephone: Including dialing, answering, taking a message,