Top 10 TEFL Games and Activities TEFL games and other fun activities play an important part of the English class, and not only when teaching English to children. While a class based around tefl games would lack balance [and create certain problems], an English class without any games would also lose a lot. It is important to choose esl games which practice English intensively, and avoid 'empty' ESL games which, while fun, only involve minimal practice of English. Good games for teaching English should involve most of the students using English for most of the time. By involve, I don't mean that students have to be talking nonstop.
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. 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.
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. 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.
62 Persuasive Writing Prompts for Kids You can never really have enough writing prompts, right? Enjoy! Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn’t keep it. Hop! Jump! Turn! Objectives: Demonstrate an understanding of action words; express meaning through mime; practice memory and aural comprehension skills. ESL Level: ESL Kids Classroom Games & Activities Action Race: This is a fun game using actions. Use actions like jump, hop, clap, run etc. Have the Ss split into two teams and sit in lines with a chair by each team and one chair at the other end of the room. One S from each team stands next to their chair and T calls an action, e.g.
Àmbit Lingüístic CEFIRE-SAGUNT - Poems Skip to main content Try Wikispaces Classroom now. Brand new from Wikispaces. guest Join | Help | Sign In Àmbit Lingüístic CEFIRE-SAGUNT Home Running Dictation I’m sure you all have at least some kind of experience with dictations in the classroom. 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.
VocabularyPage: Weather Vocabulary The Weather The condition of the atmosphere over a particular area is called the weather. Rain Rain: drops of water that fall from clouds. A single drop of rain is called a raindrop. The total amount of rain is called rainfall. Telephone Charades Summary: Funny icebreaker game, especially for larger groups. Easy to learn and play, with little preparation. Goal: To have the player at the end of the line do best imitation of the original action. Blogging for ELT It gives an overview of blogging websites, suggests why you might want to use them, and gives some practical advice on setting up blogs for use with your own classes. What is a blog? Types of blogs used in language teaching Why blog?
Conversation Worksheets - Crime The ESL worksheets and teacher's notes on this page are in PDF format. You are free to download, print and photocopy them unmodified for classroom use. Crime | Teacher's NotesA globally relevant topic for discussion - everybody will have something to say about this! Vocabulary is practised with a sequencing exercise which introduces the students to some useful topic-based words and phrases. Pronunciation is practised through a "stress placement" exercise. Students are given the chance to practise their fluency through thought-provoking discussion questions such as: "If you found out that a member of your family had committed a crime, what would you do?"
Build a Medieval Castle No download, no installation, PC or Mac; print from your web browser. Build a Medieval Castle Online Go to Putting Your Castle Together (Print these instructions out) Past continuous games, worksheets, stories and songs TEFLtastic Classroom materials and teaching tips from TEFL lifer Alex Case. See the drop-down menus under the photo for thousands of photocopiables and articles, and for how to support TEFLtastic Skip to content Past continuous games, worksheets, stories and songs Updated 10 November 2014