Mad Libs ESL Board Game

This fun ESL game is based on the “Mad Lib Theater” skits on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The activity is appropriate for all ages and requires minimal preparation. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Mad Libs ESL Game Preparation: Search on YouTube for “Mad Lib Theater” and a list of skits …

 

Taboo ESL Board Game

Playing the classic board game of Taboo is a fun way to engage your students in class. It is a great game for improving listening and speaking skills. It is appropriate for all ages and levels. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Taboo ESL Game Preparation: Before class begins, you should prepare …

Alibi ESL Board Game

This classic Alibi ESL game is popular with students of all ages. The concept can be challenging for beginners; however, it is extremely engaging learners with at least an intermediate level of proficiency. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Alibi ESL Game Preparation: For this game, you don’t need to prepare much. Beforehand, …

Halloween ESL Vocabulary Game

Need a new classroom activity to try for Halloween? The next time the end of October rolls around, try playing the Halloween ESL Vocabulary Game with your students in class. The game is suitable for most age groups and levels. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Halloween ESL Game Preparation: Before class, …

Guess Who ESL Board Game

The Guess Who board game can be played with younger and older students. You can also adjust the difficulty of the game by making the descriptive questions more challenging. Read below for more information about how to play the game in class. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Guess Who ESL Game …

Comparatives ESL Vocabulary Game

This comparatives ESL game uses player cards from EA Sports games to encourage students to practice comparatives using authentic content. The activity can be adapted to suit any age or level. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Comparatives ESL Game Preparation: To prepare for the game, go online and search for EA …

Prepositions ESL Vocabulary Game

Are you looking for a new activity to practice prepositions in class? The Prepositions ESL Game is an interactive activity that students attempt to recreate a scene from a photograph with a drawing. It works well with all age groups. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults Prepositions ESL Game Preparation: To prepare for …

Bingo ESL Board Game

There are several skills which can be taught using the Bingo ESL Board Game. Improve students’ vocabulary, grammar, and other core skills in English by printing off customized Bingo sheets. This activity can be used with all ages and levels. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Bingo ESL Game Preparation: To prepare …

Family Tree ESL Writing Activity

This activity is appropriate for all ages and levels. By using the Family Tree ESL Activity in class, students can develop their descriptive writing skills. You can easily adjust the level of difficulty depending on your context. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Family Tree ESL Activity Preparation: For this activity, all …

Big Numbers ESL Reading Activity

Are your students struggling with big numbers in English? The Big Numbers ESL Activity can improve your students’ confidence with using larger numbers in both reading and writing. This activity is very similar to a jigsaw reading activity. However, the main focus is on large population numbers across the world in different countries and cities. …

The Cube Test ESL Writing Activity

The Cube Test ESL Activity can help students improve their writing skills and have fun evaluating their classmates’ personalities. The original Cube Personality Test was developed by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito who co-wrote the popular Kokology book series. The test analyzes people’s personalities by using guided storytelling. However, you can also use it in …

Jeopardy ESL Board Game

Here is an alternative method for using Jeopardy in your language classroom. This classic Jeopardy ESL game actually encourages your students to create the game’s content. They can also compete with each other in teams. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Jeopardy ESL Game Preparation: The amount of preparation for the Jeopardy …

Balderdash ESL Board Game

The Balderdash ESL Game is a hilariously entertaining game that students of all ages can play to improve their English skills. It requires some creativity and gets them thinking more outside the box while also creating some healthy competition in the classroom. The game works better with adult learners but kids can play too if …

Movie Idioms ESL Speaking Activity

This Movie Idioms ESL Activity helps students practice using different expressions and idioms from popular movies. It works best with adults, but younger learners could also enjoy it if they are above an intermediate level of proficiency. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Movie Idioms ESL Activity Preparation: There is a bit of …

Hangman ESL Vocabulary Game

Playing the Hangman ESL Game 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 ESL …

Monopoly ESL Board Game

This Monopoly ESL Game is adapted from the classic board game. It can be used as a way to improve students’ language abilities. It is also a fun interactive way to get both young and older students to participate in the classroom. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Monopoly ESL Game Preparation: …

Movie Buzz ESL Listening Activity

The Movie Buzz ESL Activity is a relatively easy activity to prepare that involves getting students to answer questions about movie scenes. It helps with their listening with dialog and can also improve their speaking and discussion skills. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Movie Buzz ESL Activity Preparation: Prepare a scene or a number of …

Battleships ESL Board Game

The Battleships ESL Game is an adaptation of the original game. It can be used in a variety of ways in a language classroom. It gets students to think strategically while also having fun practicing their English skills in teams. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Battleships ESL Game Preparation: To play …

Five Senses ESL Writing Activity

The Five Senses ESL Activity encourages students to write more descriptively using all five of their senses with a piece of chocolate. It is recommended for adult learners; however, kids could try it as well if their level is high enough. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Adults Five Senses ESL Activity Preparation: Pick up …

Q and A ESL Reading Activity

This Q and A ESL activity gets students involved in making test questions based on an article that they will read in class. Moreover, you can also use the activity with your class’s reading textbook. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Adults Q and A ESL Activity Preparation: Before class, make sure you have an article …

Movie Words ESL Listening Activity

The Movie Words ESL Activity can give your students some additional practice listening for specific details using dialog from any movie scene. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults Movie Words ESL Activity Preparation: Find a movie online that your students would find interesting and that matches their skill level. YouTube has a wide …

News Report ESL Writing Activity

This is an effective activity for improving students’ writing skill by summarizing information from a news broadcast. The goal of the news report ESL activity is to create a brief summary of a news story that they watch in class. Students can also improve note-taking skills. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Adults News Report …

Postcards ESL Writing Activity

It may be a bit old-fashioned for the times, but some people still like to keep old traditions alive. This postcards ESL activity can be a useful method for getting students interested in writing a personal message to a friend from a travel destination of their choice. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, …

Jigsaw ESL Reading Activity

If you want to add some discussion to a reading lesson, using the jigsaw reading activity method is a great way to get students interacting in class as well as improving their reading skills. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Adults Jigsaw ESL Activity Preparation: Use an article from the textbook or an article that …

Timed Reading ESL Activity

The Timed Reading ESL Activity is a great way to help students recall information from a text. You can do it with articles in textbooks, magazines, newspapers or anything else of interest. Find appropriate textual materials from the web. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Adults Timed Reading ESL Activity Preparation: Prepare an article of …

TV Guide ESL Reading Activity

To help with students’ reading skills, this TV guide ESL activity can improve their ability to find information by scanning for information from a list of television programs. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults TV Guide ESL Activity Preparation: First, find a listing of television programs from a popular TV station online. You …

Charades ESL Board Game

Playing the Charades ESL Game in the classroom is a fun way to get your class using vocabulary and forming sentences. Get the students thinking “outside of the box” with a classic, interactive, and dynamic game of Charades. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Charades ESL Game Preparation: To prepare for the …

Pictionary ESL Board Game

Learn how to use the classic Pictionary ESL Game and adapt it to your lesson plan. The game can be used with all levels of language learners and is an effective way to review vocabulary. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Pictionary ESL Game Preparation: Gather a wide range of vocabulary that …