Cup Pong

  Playing Cup Pong can be more than just a fun drinking game to play with your friends. You can adapt the game, so it can be used to improve your students speaking skills and allows them to have some fun while learning English as well. The ESL Cup Pong Game can be used with …

Daily Diary

  This diary ESL writing activity could be used as a project-based assignment that you can have your students do throughout the term or you can use it as an activity in a single class. It works quite well for all ages and levels. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Daily Diary …

Word Whack

  Here is a fun and interactive game that will engage younger learners and help with their listening skills. It is also a fun way to review simple vocabulary and even more complex words by encouraging them to recognize the words on the board that they hear. Student Level: Beginner Age Group: Kids Word Whack …

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 …

Monopoly

  The classic board game of Monopoly can be adapted a number of ways to be used as a way to improve students’ language abilities. It is a fun interactive way to get both young and older students to participate in an active classroom. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Monopoly ESL …

Sentence Building

  This is a useful exercise for reading, sentence building and improving sentence structure. In this activity, students work in groups to arrange words in order and form a number of different sentences based on a particular theme and use proper grammatical forms. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Sentence Building Reading …

Battleships

  The classic board game of Battleships can be used in a variety of ways in an ESL 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 the Battleships ESL Game, first …

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 …

Simon Says

  The Simon Says game has always been the “go to” activity for teaching kids body parts and other vocabulary. You can also play it with objects in the classroom or even saying common expressions or phrases that you would like to review. Student Level: Beginner Age Group: Kids Simon Says Game Preparation: Not much …

Movie Words

  Here is an activity to 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 Listening Activity Preparation: Find a movie online that your students would find interesting and that matches their skill level. YouTube has a wide …