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First Day (or First Week) Activities, Icebreakers, or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes

First Day (or First Week) Activities, Icebreakers, or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes
If you are interested in online sites for yourself or your students, you can check out this page: Introducing Your ESL or EFL Students to Online Tutorials and Quizzes .–kas First Day (Week) Activities or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes Shared by Kevin Stoda and many others It is a new school (or college) term and it is time for ESL students and teachers to make new resolutions and preparations for the semester (or school year–for some). Here is an example: I was recently asked to come up with a list of icebreakers and first day (or first week) activities for students and new EFL (ESL) classes at the institution I am working at. I like to use a variety of bingo games, too. (1) You could try a “true or false” game. Get each student to write three statements about themselves. eg: 1. One is false…. (2) Find the person Level: Intermediate Language: asking questions Procedures: 1. (3) Names A to Z This activity is good for introductions and for practicing the alphabet. (4) Snowball Fight

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