Hangman

  Playing Hangman in class is an effective method for helping students recall vocabulary, improve pronunciation and practice using new words from the curriculum. It is usually used with younger ages but can also be fun for adult learners too if adapted appropriately. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults Hangman Game Preparation: Not …

Hot Seat

  Hot Seat is a classic ESL vocabulary game that has been around for a while in the language learning world. It can be used with all age groups, not just kids, and can be a good way to get everyone involved in the activity. It is sometimes called “Back to the Board” or similar …

Word Chain

  This word chain game can be used to help build students vocabulary using a variety of themes. It can be used with larger groups or even in pairs. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults Word Chain Game Preparation: Not much pre-class preparation is required for this game. If you want, you could …

Mystery Word

  If you want your students to start thinking more outside the box, this fun mystery word game can get them there while also building their vocabulary based on a particular theme or topic that you are covering in your class. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Mystery Word Game Preparation: You …

20 Questions

  This is a fun activity for encouraging students to ask “yes” or “no” questions about a “mystery word” that someone is thinking of. The 20 Questions Game could be used as a good way to review any type of vocabulary that you have already covered in class. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, …