Planning Your Vacation – An ESL Lesson Plan

In this post, I will introduce a lesson plan that will get your ESL students talking about planning a vacation. This lesson is part of Off2Class’ Functional Language Series. This lesson plan doesn’t contain explicit grammar instruction, instead it promotes authentic language skills. If your students enjoy going on vacation then continue reading to learn more about this lesson plan.

Planning Your Destination at a Glance

In this lesson, students will be required to do a variety of tasks that revolve around vacation planning. The lesson begins with an activity that elicits vacation-related vocabulary. Then students will move on to a reading exercise that will test their reading comprehension. Following this, students will participate in a role-play exercise. To conclude the lesson,students will have the chance to share their ideas and opinions about their ideal holiday destinations. With that being said, this lesson is a fun way to get to know your students!

Vacation Planning ESL lesson

Download the lesson plan On Vacation – Planning Your Destination here:

How to use this lesson plan

This is a fantastic lesson plan to use with students of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve never met a student who doesn’t enjoy planning vacation destinations – even travel agents love this lesso. ! This is also one of my favorite lesson plans to use with new students because it is relevant to most people, regardless of age or profession. I’ll often use it to help me grasp their level of English if they’re apprehensive about taking a placement test. It’s also a fun activity to use in a corporate classroom setting as Business English students often need a relaxed day in class. 

Vacation Planning ESL lesson

This vacation planning ESL lesson plan is so much fun, you’ll want to check out Off2Class’s Lesson Library for more ready-to-teach lesson plans. Off2Class has ten other lessons that form the Functional Language – On Vacation Series ! Additionally, you’ll find hundreds of other teacher-led lesson plans for students of all levels in an array of topics. But don’t forget to sign up for a free Off2Class teacher account so you can access the extra-helpful teacher notes and homework assignments. Spend less time planning and more time teaching with Off2Class!

If you found this lesson plan helpful, please share it with other ESL teachers and comment below. We love to hear from experts like you!


  • Jaione Kutz says:

    June 1, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you. These lesson plans are very helpful.

    • Chris says:

      June 3, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying them!

  • Marcela says:

    October 19, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Your lesson plans are amazing! Thanks a lot! I´ve already downloaded quite a number of them

    • Chris says:

      October 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying them, Marcela!

  • Ambreen says:

    February 14, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Its amazing i also share it with my friends.

    • Regan says:

      February 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

      That is so kind, we at Off2Class love to hear this. What do you like most about this lesson?

  • Zineb says:

    March 18, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    thank you , it’s an amazing work !

  • lids says:

    January 13, 2024 at 7:22 am

    wow thankyou this ia mazing…….

    • Christine Chan says:

      February 16, 2024 at 10:47 am

      Thank you, Lids!

Leave a reply

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *