The Chemistry Of Cosmetics

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

In this English for Chemistry lesson plan, ESL students will learn about the science of making cosmetics, focusing on the key ingredients in most cosmetics, including water, emulsifiers, preservatives, thickeners, moisturisers, colours, and fragrances.


It focus on practicing key skills related to listening, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking.  You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two  90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).

While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of English, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professionals.

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