Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 min

Topic: Greetings and Introductions

Grade Level: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Objective: Narration

Language Objective:

Use common greetings and practice introductions in English.

Brief Description: Students will learn and practice formal and informal phrases for greetings, making introductions, polite conversation and saying goodbye.

Know Before You Start: Students should have prior exposure of basic introductions and greetings in English.

Greetings! - Exemplar comic, panel 1 Greetings! - Exemplar comic, panel 2 Greetings! - Exemplar comic, panel 3

Hook: How do you introduce yourself? Role play with students to get the familiar with basic greetings and introductions in English.

Activity: Have students create a comic of two characters greeting and introducing themselves.

Closure: Have students share their comics aloud with their group.


  • Allow students to work in partners
  • Have students role play the comics to help reinforce new learning
  • Provide translation of basic greetings in home language
  • Provide examples and picture cards of basic greetings

Resources: Example comic to print and display: Comic