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 …

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 …

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 …

Private English Teaching Activities for Kids

Private English Teaching Activities For Kids If you’re looking for some private English teaching activities for your 1-1 classes, you’ve come to the right place. 39 Awesome 1-1 ESL Activities for Kids has more than three dozen fun, interesting and engaging ESL activities that are perfect for kids 7-13 years old. These ESL activities cover all 4-skills: reading, writing, listening …

ESL Classroom Management Tips and Tricks

No Classroom Management Skills? I’ve Been There Maybe you’re kind of like me. I remember back to my first couple of years teaching kids in a hagwon (private institute) in South Korea when I had no idea what I was doing. The kids totally took advantage of this situation and I had very little control over my classroom. Of course, …

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 …

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. …

Top 5 ESL Games for Kids

If you’re looking for some fun ESL games for kids, you’ve come to the right place. Here are my top games for kids who are learning English. They’re guaranteed to get your students excited about learning English in your class and you’ll keep them coming back for more. Apples to Apples Vocabulary Game: You’ve maybe heard of that game, Apples …

Error Correction Relay Race

Error Correction Relay Skill: Reading/Writing Time: 10+ minutes Materials: Worksheet Error correction relay race┬áis 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 …

Dictogloss: ESL Listening and Speaking Activity

Skills: Listening, Speaking and/or Writing Materials Required: A short story Dictogloss┬áis 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 …