Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Greetings and Introductions

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

Standards / Framework:

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.

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.


  • Comic to print and display: Comic.