Toilet Paper Game

This activity is used as a “getting to know you”, icebreaker on the first day of class.

1. Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, then hands the roll of toilet paper to a … Read More ....

ESL/EFL teaching activities and tips

Take your time, do not make hasty conclusions about the following valuable books on ESL activities and read the description of them on amazon.com.
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Ideas: EFL Classroom 2.0

EFL Classroom 2.0 , our sister site, has posted a nice series of articles called: Featured Resources.

You’ll find lots of great resources with ideas on using them. Instant downloads.

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Blow The Fish

This is a great game to play with large classes

Ideal if you are in Korea.

Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be … Read More ....

The Feather Game

The Feather Game

Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. 

Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Read More ....

Body English

Especially for beginners – what I call “Body English” is a great technique. 

Start with letters / spelling and numbers.  

1. Bring a student to the front of the class.  

2. “Draw” a number or spell a simple … Read More ....

A Life InBTween: teen speak

This video is super for teenagers especially. A Life InBTween.   Animation that has a lot of really “toally” “completely” fascinating language. 

Show the video with or without subtitles. Resources here.  Divide up into the four parts and use for … Read More ....

Name The Languages

This is a cool game to play with students or on your own. It helps develop language awareness – a great skill for a developing language learner. You’ll need to use flash in your browser or download and play with … Read More ....

Everthing but the articles ! Using newpaper ads

One of my all time teaching activities has been the use of Restauraunt ads and up coming events from an English language Newpaper-if not local you will have to make a simple map to help them out.

-firstĀ  What kinds … Read More ....

Sentence Auction

I used to play a game called Sentence Auction. Print up money from your home country and give each group of students the same ammount of money. I used to do $1000 in $10 and $20 bills. Then write a Read More ....