Tag Archives: ESL games

Aligning Ice Breakers to Lesson Objectives: 5 Fun Activities

Andrew Wykretowicz
Andrew Wykretowicz

Those of us who have been teaching adult ESL classes for a long time know that starting the class on time is almost impossible. Our students have jobs, families, and other responsibilities, making it hard for some to be on … Continue reading

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Redesigning the Classroom Board Game

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the TESOL games and learning blog! Over the last month I hope you have found the time to play some games and consider what you found enjoyable about them. Though engaging games … Continue reading

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Welcome to the TESOL Games and Learning Blog

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello! Welcome to a new year and the new TESOL Games and Learning blog series. I’m thrilled to lead this new TESOL expedition into the world of games. As both a language learning educator and lifelong gamer, it’s exciting to … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Same o’ Same o’

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Same o’ Same o’ is a game where you try to match your answer with someone else’s to score a point. This game, in particular, helps students review vocabulary. Using games in the ESL classroom, in general, “[help] the … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Name Ten

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Name Ten provides student engagement while students review vocabulary learned and acquire new vocabulary in a competitive, fun environment. This is a fast action game with a high level of student engagement.

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ESL Games: What Is My Occupation?

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Games encourage authentic learning situations, develop enthusiasm, and allow students to envision mastering the content (Barab, Gresalif & Arici, 2009; Gee, 2005). This game, What Is My Occupation? helps students to learn a variety of skills from questioning and … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Clueless

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Clueless is a game that uses many clues to describe a common word. Research supports the use of games to “…motivate learners, promote communicative competence, and to generate fluency” (Forum Vol. 35, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1997, M. Martha … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Connect Four and More!

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Connect Four and More! helps students practice their pronunciation in a fun way. It is modeled after the basic Connect Four math game for younger children, where the goal is to get four in a row and win. This … Continue reading

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