I have one more week of teaching ahead of me. Three more weeks of work. There is more paperwork now than actual teaching. The kids can smell the summer holidays in the air and it shows. The teachers can barely hide how exhausted they are. And it's hot. Scorching hot. No AC in the building … Continue reading 6 Fun Activities Exhausted ESL Teachers Will Appreciate At The End Of The Term
Fun and engaging online activities for your ESL/EFL classes.
Vocabulary activity game. Download the game here: Places: Compound Noun Dominoes Other vocabulary resources: Travel/Holiday Vocabulary Cards Useful Classroom Tip: Vocabulary Revision Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.
Whether you teach large classes or small groups, revising vocabulary in a quick and simple way is always useful, especially when its all done by the students - all you have to do is to give them instructions, circle and monitor.
This is a quick no-prep activity that can be used as an ice breaker or a regular activity. Students usually like to talk about themselves and maybe boast a little so this activity is quite popular. At the beginning of the lesson, ask them to pull out their mobile phones and tell them to browse … Continue reading No-prep Speaking Activity: Warmer And Filler For ESL Classes
This activity is for a group of four students, B1-B2 level, 15+ age. I find it's best to use this activity after teaching crime vocabulary, and after teaching some basic concepts of peer pressure, argumentation, and manipulation. What I like about this activity is that the character cards don't tell the students what decisions they … Continue reading Will Your Students Steal A Car?: ESL/EFL Simulation Activity
My students love creative activities, especially the younger kids and teenagers are always thrilled when we play a game or do some acting. I did this activity with students from 14 to 19 years. It was always a success. The best thing is, there is almost no prep and you can do it the whole … Continue reading Group Activity For ESL/EFL Classes: Famous Stories With A Twist!
Who doesn't like jelly beans? Most kids love them. Why not use that love for them in your classroom? I'm sure most of you know the naughty version of Jelly Beans- Bean Boozled. It is a game which features a spin wheel and 14 different flavours of the jelly beans. 7 of the flavours are … Continue reading Bean Boozled in ESL Classroom: A Funny Way to Warm Up, Engage And Motivate Your Students.
Forbidden Words is a game card activity based on Taboo. The aim of the game is to explain given words, but without those words that you would most likely use because those are taboo – that means, you can’t use them. The simplicity of this game allows for endless variations and you can use it to teach … Continue reading Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words
There are 2.2 million apps in Android store and 2 million in Apple's App store. I'm sure a huge number of those apps is useles, but you can also find there plenty of helpful, entertaining of educative apps. Here's a simple infographic of 5 apps I've been using with my students of various ages and … Continue reading 5 Apps To Learn English Without Knowing It