12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners
When working with world language classes or English language learners, have you ever asked a question only to be answered with complete silence and blank stares? It’s a common issue—nearly every teacher has struggled with encouraging students to speak in a language they’re still learning. A student may have a deep fear of making a mistake, or may be just plain shy, even in their native language. Whatever the reason, here is a list of a few fun activities to get your students to speak. This list is for more advanced students. 12 Ways to Get Language Learners Talking 1. All three claim that the fact is theirs, and the class then proceeds to question them in an attempt to determine who is telling the truth and who is lying. 2. For variation 2, separate the students into groups of four or five. Variation 3 is for advanced speakers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The controller will hand a noun to one of the three students, who will start to tell a story. 10. 11. 12.