Etiquette Lesson Plans

21 Jan

I was thinking about this (hmmmm…I don’t know why, maybe because the manners in my neck of the woods have seemed to have vanished.) Anyway, I thought it would be a great idea for a new topic. Etiquette can be used on many different levels. Or just think of it as a filler activity to use when you are in a pinch.

For the younger crowd:
Etiquette for elementary kids.

Free coloring pages.

Be a good manners detective

For teens and adults:
Telephone manners

Writing thank you notes (can be used for all ages) If you look on the side bar you will notice additional lesson plans that are topic related.

This one is listed under “functional and social English.” Contains lesson plans for the ESL adult learner.

I included the index page, since it looked like a very useful resource.


More netiquette. This one has a quiz page.

Eating etiquette

Australian etiquette worksheet

Bathroom etiquette (does require you to download a video from You Tube) but it still has some good ideas you can borrow. Can you say urinal etiquette?

Concert etiquette. There are several lesson plans to choose from.

Dining etiquette on PowerPoint. Lots to browse through on this page.

Email etiquette

This video is AWESOME! Can you say troll & Flamewars? (he, he)
My librarian friend is just crazy about this Brain Pop website. It is worth checking out the ESL section on this site too. It is a great resource to help supplement your lessons. If I were you, I would bookmark this site. Trust me it may come in handy someday. Here is a link to the digital etiquette page. It is followed by a quiz. Click

List of intercultural lesson plans

Dating etiquette

Job and career etiquette

Good manners

Good manners printable certificate

Apple is in on the good manners theme too

Good manners are everywhere

Wireless etiquette with a following quiz

Theme park etiquette podcast, scroll down for bullet point highlights

Emily Post – the authority of all things related to etiquette
Emily Post for kids
Peter Post’s business etiquette podcast

For the college crowd:
You could assign the podcast as a homework assignment. Ask them to listen to it,  jot down some notes about what they learned that was new to them and then follow up with a short oral presentation in class.

More ESL etiquette resources:
(These resources are mostly suited for adults.)

Culture and customs

Office etiquette

More email etiquette

Tipping etiquette

Conversational etiquette

Answering machine etiquette

Kissing etiquette

Let’s not forget British etiquette, I mean didn’t they invent good manners?

Pub etiquette

How to set the table for High Tea

Tea etiquette

High tea vs low tea debate explained

Epicurean weighs in on the subject

At this point I feel like making a sarcastic remark about the Jerry Springer phenomenon in the US, but I think I’ll keep my mouth shut – this time!

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