As a teacher, you may be constantly seeking innovative tools to enhance the lesson planning and teaching process. One such tool that has emerged as a game-changer is Chat GPT.


Chat GPT is a powerful language model (i.e.chatbot) developed by OpenAI and has become an integral part of our daily tasks in the recent months. In Part 1 below, we explore how teachers can leverage Chat GPT to optimize lesson planning, both saving time and drawing out the full excitement and engagement of your students.


Stay tuned for Part 2, where we use ChatGPT to create engaging activities for their English classes.

Brainstorming Creative Lesson Ideas

Chat GPT can be an invaluable resource for teachers looking to brainstorm and generate creative lesson ideas. Tap into the vast knowledge and creativity of Chat GPT to inspire fresh and innovative teaching strategies. Plug in your unit’s theme and ChatGPT will share amazing and detailed ideas for your next class. You can include details like the students’ ages, their interests and more. The more information you provide to ChatGPT, the more unique and effective results you will receive! ChatGPT will tailor your lessons to cover all the various aspects your class may have.

If you’re still new to ChatGPT and aren’t sure what to ask, check out some of our example prompts below.

Try out these for your young learners:

"Create ideas for an interactive and visually engaging ESL lesson plan with a Pokemon theme for young learners in Vietnam. The students are 6-8 years old and love Pokemon."

"Brainstorm creative approaches to teach basic English vocabulary and expressions using popular Vietnamese children's stories and characters for primary school ESL learners."

If you’re teaching older students, you can try prompts like these:

"Generate ideas for an interactive PUBG-themed lesson plan for a teenage ESL class. The students are arranged on the left and right side of the classroom."

"Provide prompts for a debate-style discussion on BLACKPINK’s popularity, enhancing ESL students' persuasive writing and speaking skills."

Tweaking the activity details to suit your class should be considered too. You can do this by yourself, or ask the “robot” to do it until you’re satisfied with what you get. The bold activities/topics/skills in the prompts above can be altered to incorporate the elements and interests that you know your students like, making the lessons more relevant and engaging. By utilizing these prompts, you can receive detailed suggestions, from discussion topics to multimedia resources, that can enrich your students’ learning experience.

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