Social Determinants of Health, An Introduction

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

Students will study the social determinants of health (SDH) in this ESL lesson on Public Health. They are going to explore how non-medical factors might affect health outcomes. Students will acquire vocabulary and language structures at the conclusion of this ESL lesson to explain how the conditions under which individuals are born, work, and live, as well as a broader range of forces and systems, affect their health condition. 

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

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

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