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July 2019

Coles Little Shop Minis Aussie English Lesson Plan – Free ESL Lesson Plan

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Coles Little Shop Minis Lesson Plan

Coles Little Shop Minis Lesson Plan

Topic: Aussie English Terminology for Supermarket Shopping
Level: Intermediate
Age: 10 – 15 years old
Length: 45 minutes
TESOL Methodology: Eclectic approach
Language Skills: Listening, reading, writing, speaking
Lesson Objectives: Students will be able learn about Australian Supermarket Shopping using the Coles Little Shop Minis. Students will be able to identify the products, participate in a role-play, and complete written activities about comparing Australian products to products in their country.
Resources: Coles Little Shop Minis

Pre-task: Show the students the Coles Minis and have them pass them around. Explain that these are mini (small) versions of the items that Australians purchase in the supermarket.

Teaching 1: Introduce the word “supermarket”. Explain that this is the Australian English word for grocery store or market. Introduce common products that Australians buy by presenting the Coles minis that you have chosen to teach in that lesson.
Task 1: Have the students repeat each brand and item type. E.g. Kleenex (brand) Toilet Paper (Item Type) at least 3 times.

Teaching 2: Explain the game. Separate students into pairs. Give them 2 Minis per pair. Have the students identify the two minis they have to each other. Make each student take turns saying one mini and the other student must hold up the correct Coles Little Shop Mini. Swap.
Task 2: Have the students play the game then swap their minis with other pairs and repeat.

Teaching 3: Have the students write a supermarket shopping roleplay using the minis in pairs. One student will be the checkout cashier and one person will be the shopper. Have the students take turns asking the cashier for certain items based on the minis.
Task 3: Present the roleplay to the class.

Follow-up: Ask the students to write down the brands of comparable products that they buy in their country. This is to reinforce the types of products that are commonly bought when supermarket shopping and will allow them to associate our brands with their brands. Students should present their comparable brands at the start of the following class.

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8 Ways To Start Your Own Business Online

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Do you want to start your own business online but don’t have a lot of money?

Do you want the freedom of being your own boss?

Do you want to set your own schedule, earn what you’re worth, and be able to work from home or anywhere in the world?

The internet has opened up so many opportunities for people who want to start their own business online. And thankfully, with all of the tools available online, you don’t even need technical experience to get started. So, anyone with a little money, spare time, and a computer can build a money-making business online.

6 Online Businesses You Can Start Without A Lot of Money

1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a great way to test the waters of running your own business.

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All you have to do is manage the marketing for your links. The best practice is to share your links through social media and email marketing. If you already have a blog or website, add your link there too. Affiliate marketing is the passive income business you have been looking for.

2. Blogging
Sharing your knowledge is a great way to start an online business. Everyone has great life experience and knowledge that can be shared. Blogging is a great side hustle that can turn into a profitable online business. You can add your affiliate links or Adsense to your blog to start earning money.

3. Online Videos
Creating videos is a great way to grow your personal brand. Using your personal brand you can market products and build your business. Making videos is a great way to start a business that can be monetised through Adsense and affiliate marketing as well.

4. Create Information Products
eBooks are a great way to start your online business. Spend some time developing a book about a topic you are passionate about and share it online. Distributors like Amazon and Kindle are great places to selling your eBook. The beauty of this is that you can spend your time marketing your product and earn money without having to hold physical inventory.

5. Online coaching
One on one teaching is booming around the world. More people are turning away from traditional education and are learning more practical skills through one on one coaching. Tutoring online is simple with great programs like Skype and Zoom and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

6. Freelance Writer
More companies are requiring writers to help them write blog posts and content for their websites. This is a booming industry that anyone can try their hand at. With sites like Freelancer and Upwork, there is an employer for every freelancer.

But a lot of the industries are competitive and oversaturated. That’s where building your own English Teaching Business is the best option for starting your own online business.


Why should you start an English Tutoring Business?

✓ All you need is the ability to speak English (you don’t even need a strong grasp of grammar – we teach you that), a computer and microphone, access to the internet, and our ATA TESOL Certificate.

You will always have a job – The demand for TESOL qualified English Teachers is growing exponentially every year and ESL Teaching is an industry that cannot be automated

Instant income – If your business is taking time to build up, you can instantly start earning and gain experience by teaching for a school and affiliate marketing our programs

What English Tutoring Businesses Can You Start?


All of the online businesses above can be adapted to the online English Tutoring model.

1. Start your own English Tutoring Business Online
Our Private Tuition qualification prepares you to tutor students online. With your ATA TESOL Certificate and our Online Tutoring Guide (that you receive as our student) you will have all of the tools to start your own online tutoring business.

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We are a TESOL College with over 15 years experience, insider ESL industry knowledge, and a large bank of testimonials and positive reviews for you to share with your customers. You can join and start earning today.

3. Create ESL Information Products
With our programs, you will learn how to develop lesson plans and curriculum for the ESL classroom. Many of our graduates have developed their own lesson plans and online English Teaching content that they market online.

We currently have graduates that as TESOL teachers have written eBooks, become Youtubers and Social Media Stars showing daily life as ESL Teachers, become popular freelancers writing lesson plans and curriculum for schools, and developed virtual English classes on their own blogs and websites.

These teachers have turned their ESL tutoring careers into full and profitable businesses.

4. Specialised IELTS and TOEFL and Business English Tutors
The IELTS and TOEFL Tutor and Business English industry is in high demand at the moment. Many international students are seeking better scores to enter International Universities and to obtain better jobs.

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These are profitable online tutoring niches that you can build a money making online business from.

5. Tutor in Australia or Anywhere in the World
I actually started my ESL career tutoring international students at my local library. I put my listing in online classifieds and because I was an ATA TESOL Certified TESOL Teacher, I had so many students that I had a waitlist.

This was my job that funded University expenses and my travels while I was in University. I ran this as my business for 3 years.

So, with our ATA TESOL qualification you can create a business in your own city.

I’d never taught anything but I knew how to speak English and with the training from ATA TESOL College I was able to tutor international ESL students in my own fun and rewarding business.

6. Host and Tutor From Your Own Home
Everybody has jumped on the Airbnb bandwagon but if you have a spare room in your home, Homestay and tutoring is a far more lucrative way to turn your home into a full-time business.

Homestay students are clean and polite because they have intentions to improve their English. On top of collecting fees for homestay and board, many homestay students will pay up to $40 an hour to learn English with you as a TESOL Qualified English Tutor.

Packages from homestay companies with meals and 10 hours of a lessons a week can earn you up to $1500 a week. All without leaving the comfort of you own home.

This program can also be modelled from your own home while you are travelling or working overseas, because many companies overseas have weekend immersion programs with native English speakers who are living abroad.

7. Start Your Own School
When the travel bug bites and you’re ready to see more of the world, our qualification and your experience will prepare you to start your own school overseas.

The demand for English learning is so high that you will always have an abundance of students ready to learn.

So, like many of our ATA TESOL Graduates start your own English language school while you are living overseas.

8. Work online, in Australia, or overseas
The best part about our ATA TESOL Programs is that you have a business safety net.

If your business is taking a long time to build and you need to pay the bills in the meantime, having our ATA TESOL Certificate qualifies you to teach conversational English for online schools, schools overseas, and for private language institutes or study tour and summer camp groups here in Australia.

So, while you are becoming the budding entrepreneur you will still be able to earn a living.

There are so many more business opportunities for you in the ESL industry. You can be as innovative as you like.


How do you get started?
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With over 20 years business and ESL industry experience, I can help you map out a pathway for you to build the English Tutoring Business that will give you the freedom to start living life on your own terms.
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