Top 5 ESL games for any age
In my Online Teaching Training, one question asked regularly is:
What are your top 5 games.
Here you go (click on the links for detailed description)
1. LEAP FROG GAME
You can play it from 1 student to endless number of students. (My biggest class for this game was 40 kids)
You can use it as a vocabulary drill
as a practice for whole sentences
It is super easy to set up and can be played with any level student, even complete beginners.
It goes with any topic.
(Just figured out that it seems I changed the name of this game. Sorry for the confusion~)Video will follow soon.
Nothing needed but a stop watch (or your i phone)
Kids become fluent just by doing and talking.
Students have to support each other, there is no single winner or looser, it is the class beating their own time.
Thus: amazing class development /management game.
Great fun, super energizing.
3. Lines Quiz~in any variation
No materials needed,
easy to arrange and to adjust to whatever you want to practice.
4. Harry Potter
Needs no preparation
Kids will beg me to play it again and again because it is so much fun.
Lots of running to get every one tired and forgetting they are speaking English
Great game for class management
Variable for all kinds of topics.
5. Duck Duck Goose~ no not that simple...
Not really sure wether this comes in 5th place, but pretty high up. And I want to add one more game you can play with ANY age. (2 and 4 are a bit tough for Kindergarteners)
So, this one is great because, again:
No prep! (see, I am a no prep person...)
Kids LOVE it.
You can practice grammar with it and marvelous,
in summer there is nothing better than THIS!