The Best ESL Games

Students having fun in an ESL Game. (The way it should be!)

bondwelcHello ESL Teachers and Friends.  How are your classes?  Would you like a little help in making it better?  Try using some of these fun games to liven up your class.  I taught in Korea for more than ten years and my success had a lot do with the fun teaching style I used and innovated.

Great games are an excellent way of making a class exciting.  I frequently used catchy music while teaching and for lessons, in general, I always used ESL Games to make everyone feel and believe that they are having fun while they learn.  Here’s some of the best games.

You will find 2 great games below, but the full list is right here: Best ESL Games List.

“ABC Writing Games”:

If you’re teaching young kids, it doesn’t have to be painful.  The first thing these young learners need to learn is both the Alphabet and then Phonics for each letter.  The way you can do this is divide the class into two teams, then give a marker pen to the first student of each team.  Say like this, “All right, please write for me the letter ___! Go go go!!”  They will love it.  Next after they have mastered the writing of their ABC’s, change the game to focus on the Phonics.  So for the phonics game say, “Please write the letter of the alphabet that sounds like SSSSSSS, or whatever?  It’s a great game and they love it.  If you happen to have a set of velcro ABC letters, put the letters on the table, put the stickable velcro cloth up on the white board.  Then have the teams stand back and again they run for the letters, grab one and stick it up on the board.  Or try like this, take a set of ABC cards you made, and spread them out on the table and have the kids smack their hand on the top of the card you say.  Show that, the kid with the hand at the very bottom was the first!! Hahah.  Also, I recommend you make these cards yourself with some A4 paper because they can get torn up fast!bondwelc

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