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Games in the English language classroom. Learn About EnglishCentral Teaching English Magazine Read The Latest Newsletter Digital Downloads TESOL Certificate Supporter Games in the English language classroom Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must.

Games in the English language classroom

See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching. Nowadays, with online resources and resource sharing, there is no longer any excuse for not using games. Here are a few of the games related resources and pages you'll find here on EFL Classroom 2.0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 100 games for children 10. Views: 2032 Tags: efl20, games, gaming, list, resources Like 0 members like this Share Twitter Facebook Add a Remark Welcome! 56 fun classroom activities for the Present Simple tense. By: Alex Case |Audience: Teachers|Category: Teaching English Despite its name, students find it notoriously difficult to produce aspects of the Present Simple tense such as third person S, auxiliary verbs in questions and negatives (“Do you take…?”

56 fun classroom activities for the Present Simple tense

, “I don’t play…” etc.), difficult frequency like “once every two weeks”, and prepositions of time such as “in + November”. Many of the activities below therefore practise those things at the same time as this tense. There are also many activities for the different pronunciations of the S ending, and ones for the various meanings of this tense such as routines and statements of fact. In addition, there are a couple of activities which are suitable for higher level students such as one on explaining processes. Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom. This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom.

Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom

If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. ESL Games and Activities. ESL Games - What's The Word? (Intermediate) Pass the Paper Games. Free printable ESL activity with game templates, ideas for teaching; a communicative pair activity. Treasure Island is a little island of the coast of nowhere.

free printable ESL activity with game templates, ideas for teaching; a communicative pair activity

Legend has is that it can only be found by those who already know where it is. Well, we found it, we did, but that's not the whole secret. The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities. "The 2057 documentary is a 3 part series by the Discovery Channel.

The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities

It's a an entertaining documentary about life in 50 years. The city episode shows us how much city life will be incredibly interconnected. The extreme interconnection has risks however which we must avoid before problems occur. " (YouTube) City Map Reading Activity Printout #1. The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities. "The 2057 documentary is a 3 part series by the Discovery Channel.

The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities

It's a an entertaining documentary about life in 50 years. The city episode shows us how much city life will be incredibly interconnected. The extreme interconnection has risks however which we must avoid before problems occur. " (YouTube) Make a Town. Shields, Knights and Heraldry - Make a medieval coat of arms. Build a Medieval Castle. No download, no installation, PC or Mac; print from your web browser.

Build a Medieval Castle

Build a Medieval Castle Online Go to Putting Your Castle Together (Print these instructions out) Castles were an important part of cultural, military, and political history in Europe for many centuries. 6 Fresh Activities for Group Work. ESL Activities for Kids - Fun Classroom English Ideas for Teachers. ESL Games for the Classroom. Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter.

ESL Games for the Classroom

Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write 'A', then run to the back of the line. The next student writes 'B', etc. The first team to finish wins. Alphabet Erase relay As 'Alphabet Writing Relay', but this time, write the alphabet on each half of the board and have each team race to erase the letters in order. STORY KEEPERS - VoiceOvers. ☄ What You Can Do with a Ball: 7 Fun ESL Games. Running Dictation.

I’m sure you all have at least some kind of experience with dictations in the classroom.

Running Dictation

Most of the time, dictations are considered boring and can get really frustrating for students, especially if they are still learning how to write in their L1. Here is an idea for practicing dictations and making them less painful. Running dictation is a type of dictation in which your students are responsible for it from the start. They should work in pairs and it goes like this: You should come up with a story that you will write on a piece of paper and hang it onto the wall in your classroom. You can use multiple sheets of paper so that your students don’t collide during the activity. It’s best to give them a story in form of a riddle or something similar because then if someone is done before the others, you can tell them to try and solve it (matter of discipline in the classroom).

Here are some links with stories that can be used for a running dictation. How do you get along with dictations? What You Can Do with an Egg Timer: 8 Fabulous ESL Activities.