Are you looking for some fun warm-ups or icebreakers for your English classes to start them off in style? Then you’re most certainly in the right place. Keep on reading to find out all the details you need to know.
39 ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults
Maybe you’re kind of like me and always dread the beginning of the new semester. Sure, it’s fun getting to know your students, but it’s often just so awkward when the students don’t know each other, or you. This is especially true in a place like Korea where students are often naturally shy and reluctant to speak to people that they don’t know.
Help out your students (as well as yourself!) by using some ESL icebreakers that will help everyone get to know each other on a more personal level. They’re fun, engaging and your students will love them. You’ll love how much less stressful the first class or two is if you use these games and activities.
Designed to Get Students Talking
Some of the games and activities are designed to get the students talking to each other, and making some personal connections. If you use these kinds of things in the first few classes, you’ll find that the rest of your semester goes much more smoothly as students will feel like your class is a community of sorts.
Some of the activities are cooperative, team-based ones where the students have to work together to complete a task. This will help them feel like they’re part of the group and that they have something to contribute to your class. Plus, they’re just really fun!
Either way, I know you want to start your semester off on the right foot and now it’s easier than ever to do that with these ESL icebreakers for Teenagers and Adults.
Tired of Wasting Time?
Maybe you’re similar to me in that you know you should start with ESL icebreakers at the beginning of the semester to help your students out. So you go to Google and search for something like “ESL Icebreakers” or “Icebreakers for ESL Adults.”
Then you come up with pages and pages of stuff. You click on a few but find that most of it is junk. Before you know it, you’ve wasted an hour (or longer!) and have nothing you can actually use in your classes. Just say no! And get yourself a handy reference guide to take with you to your favourite coffee shop, or to keep on the bookshelf in your office.
How are the Activities Designed?
One of the best things about the book is how easy it is to use each activity. Each one starts with a brief overview so that you can see at a glance whether or not it’s the right one for your class. Then, it moves into the detailed, step-by-step instructions that begin with the prep you need to do before class, what the students actually have to do, and then some follow-up for after the activity is done.
And of course, don’t forget the super useful teaching tips. They’ll help you avoid some of the most common mistakes with each activity, as well as give you pointers for how to make it as awesome as possible.
Get 39 ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults Today
- Jackie Bolen, Jennifer Booker Smith
- Kindle Edition
I know you’re tired of wasting time. That’s why I wrote a book that will save you a ton of time when you’re planning your lessons. There are more than three dozen interesting, engaging and awesome ESL icebreaker activities and games. It’s lesson planning made easy. This is because you can actually use all of them in your classes.
You can buy this book on Amazon. Click the link below to get either the digital or print book. You don’t need a Kindle reader to get the (cheaper!) digital book. You just need to download the free Kindle app onto any device.
It’s lesson planning made easy, guaranteed. Are you ready to get yourself some ESL awesome? Click the link below to learn more about the book on Amazon:
Check out this ESL Icebreaker
If you need a quick idea for your classes, then check out this short video below with a popular ESL icebreaker:
Have your Say about the best ESL Icebreakers
What are some of your go-to ESL icebreakers that you like to use in your English classes? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
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Last update on 2019-07-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API