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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.
PLAY & LEARN “Life is more fun if you play games.”Roald Dahl Today is the first day of another 365-day journey of ELT-CATION around the sun, so I thought it would be a good idea to list the top 10 most liked games posted on ELT-CATION by now. They are low-cost, learning rich and work really well in the classroom. The players take turns to make a shot at the opponent, by calling out the coordinates of a square. The opponent responds with the verb in the square. 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.
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. 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)
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? The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities "The 2057 documentary is a 3 part series by the Discovery Channel. 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." Reading house This lesson focuses on describing houses, and what our houses can say about us. Students will review vocabulary to describe different types of houses and their features, read about unusual housing types, speak about housing in their own country and take part in a discussion about young people leaving home. Aims: • To learn and practise vocabulary for describing houses. • To develop reading skills • To practise speaking and discussion skills. Age group: 12- adult
The town - The city - Vocabulary - Activities "The 2057 documentary is a 3 part series by the Discovery Channel. 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) Homes of the Future Good morning. Today I'll be experiencing a taste of the future. From the latest in home design to incredible gadgets, I’ll be looking at how we could be living in the future. A hot shower is a great start to the day, but this is no ordinary shower. 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. 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. There are hidden dangers and we must be careful as we search the island to find the lost treasure.
We Put Things in "Apple Pie Order" Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories. Today we tell about the expression “apple pie order.” It means “in perfect order, very well organized.” Nobody is sure where and when the expression “apple pie order” began. 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. 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. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students