ESL Vocabulary Activity: Is that Sentence Correct?

An ESL Vocabulary Activity: Is that Sentence Correct? Skills: Listening/Speaking/Writing Time: 10-20 minutes Age: 10+ Materials: Blank paper, vocabulary words Is that Sentence Correct is a fun ESL vocabulary activity that is a sneaky way to get your students to make grammatically correct sentences using the target vocabulary. Start off by giving each student a different vocabulary word. It should …

ESL Vocabulary Activities for Adults

ESL Vocabulary Activities for Adults If you want to make vocabulary memorable and fun for your students, be sure to try out these top 5 ESL vocabulary activities for adults. They’re guaranteed to take teaching vocab from the normally tedious to fun, engaging and awesome. Concentration Memory Game: This is a classic ESL vocabulary activity that works well if you …

The Monster Pack: My Favourite ESL Resource Book

Hobbies, Sports, Family: You are Dead to Me! I quite rarely use other people’s material in my own classes, and I actually prefer to not really use textbooks. I like to design my own games and activities because I find that the students are more engaged and interested in learning English when I’m not using the same old, tired topics …

39 ESL Speaking Activities for Teenagers and Adults

We all Get Stuck in a Rut Sometimes Even experienced ESL teachers get stuck in a rut sometimes. We’ve all been there! But, it’s time to find some fresh ideas! Whether you’re a first-time ESL/EFL/TEFL teacher, an experienced but overwhelmed instructor, or an instructor without a textbook, you need more speaking activities and games for your conversion or speaking classes. If …

Top 5 ESL Activities for Adults

If you’re looking for some fresh, new ideas for your ESL lessons, try out these top five ESL activities for adults. Most of them will work well for teenagers too! If you’re looking for some activity ideas for kids, check out these posts: Top 5 ESL Activities for Children + Top 5 ESL Games for Children. Activity #1: Just a Minute …

Draw an Idiom: An ESL Warm-Up Activity

Draw an Idiom: An ESL Warm-Up Activity Skills: Listening/reading/speaking Age: 10+ Materials Required: None, or white board Draw an Idiom is a fun ESL warm-up activity for children as well as adults. It’s an excellent way to make idioms more memorable and help your students remember them. Give students an idiom and have them draw a picture of the idiom. …

Dictogloss: ESL Listening and Speaking Activity

Skills: Listening, Speaking and/or Writing Materials Required: A short story Dictogloss is a challenging ESL listening and speaking activity for advanced level students that helps them practice substituting vocabulary words if the original word is no longer accessible to them. It’s also possible to do this activity for lower-level students, but you’ll need to choose something very simple and it becomes …

ESL Vocabulary Activities

Painless Lesson Planning with ESL Vocabulary Activities Do you want to make your classes awesome and your lesson planning as painless as possible? I’m sure your answer is yes! Then you’ll need 39 ESL Vocabulary Activities: For Teenagers and Adults.  It’s lesson planning made easy, guaranteed. Your students will love these games and activities and most importantly, new vocabulary words will “stick.” …

Top 7 English Conversation Activities for Adults

Many of our students say they want to practice their English conversation skills. You can use these English conversation activities to help them do just that and to work on speaking more fluently at the same time. Keep in mind that these activities are not meant to replace a coursebook or textbook, but can be used to supplement it, such …

Problem-Advice Board Game

This problem-advice board game is a fun way for students to practice this important skill. This board game is designed for my university students in South Korea, but you can make your own board in just a few minutes for any age level or topic. Check out mine for an example and then get creative making your own-it really is …