ESL Activities: Top 9 Sites

ESL Activities and Games in Abundance! If you’re looking for ESL activities, you’ve come to the right place! There are a ton of ESL activities and ESL games for just about any skill, level or age group of students. However, if you can’t quite find what you’re looking for on this site, there are a few other ones that can …

Teaching Writing Skills

Teaching Writing Skills Just Got Easier A Little Bit of the Dead on the Inside Feeling I worked for a decade in South Korea universities and much of that time was spent teaching writing skills. I taught everything from how to construct a basic sentence to the five paragraph academic essay and of course, everything in between. I usually was …

ESL Surveys and Why I Love Them

Why I Love ESL Surveys Surveys are one of my favourite ESL activities and I use them at least once a month in my classes. I love them for the following reasons: They cover all 4-skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). They’re student-centred to the extreme. The teacher just has to set it up and then the students do all …

101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults

101 ESL Activities: For Teenagers and Adults 101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults is a new book from Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith that’s now available on Amazon. It’s designed to make life easy for teachers! Here’s how 101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults will help you: Save time lesson planning. Maybe you’re tired of wading around …

English Grammar Activity: Is that Sentence Correct?

Is that Sentence Correct? Skills: Listening/ Speaking/ Writing Time: 10 minutes Level: Intermediate to Advanced Materials: Blank paper, vocabulary words Is that Sentence Correct is an English grammar activity. It’s a sneaky way to get your student to make grammatically correct sentences using the target vocabulary. Start off by giving your student a few different vocabulary words. It should be …

1 on 1 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults

Teach Fun, Effective One-on-One LessonsĀ  Are you tired of spending too much time planning one-on-one lessons? Do you wish that the clock would move faster? Do you run out of material by the end of the class? How much time and energy could you save, with dozens of 1 on 1 ESL activities at your fingertips which could easily be …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Error Correction Relay Race

Error Correction Relay Skill: Reading/Writing Time: 10+ minutes Materials: Worksheet Error correction relay raceĀ is an activity that uses speed and competition to make something old (error correction) new again. Students of all levels should be quite familiar with finding and correcting errors in sentences. By adding a relay aspect, it will (hopefully) make an important but sometimes tedious skill new …