Tag Archives: ESL games

ESL Games: Finders Keepers – Scavenger Hunt!

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Finders Keepers – Scavenger Hunt! is a fun way to reinforce vocabulary. The teacher helps create a list of what needs to be “found.” Finders Keepers – Scavenger Hunt! builds on comprehension and encourages players to learn more … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Fractured Fables

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Fractured Fables is a game that provides a means to learn English without students being aware they are studying.  The game’s context of putting sentences together helps make the foreign language immediately useful to students by bringing the target … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Parts of Speech Lingo

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: This classroom game gets your students actively focusing on identifying parts of speech while competing in a fun, interactive environment. Research Says: Parts of Speech Lingo fits many of the advantages of using games in the ESL classroom:  It is … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Synonym Clues

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: The object of Synonym Clues is to review vocabulary words. These words can come from everyday language or they can be related to any area of curriculum. Knowing synonyms helps students understand the meanings of words and it … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Multiple Meaning Puzzlers

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Marc Anderson

The Game: The object of Multiple Meaning Puzzlers is to introduce and review multiple meaning words. Research Says: It is important to employ games that “…[make] the foreign language immediately useful to the children. It brings the target language to … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Hink Pink – Word Game

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Marc Anderson

The Game: You might know this word game by a whole bunch of other names like Hank Pank, Brain Train, Stinky Pinky, or Wordy Gurdy. The game is made up of a phrase that conveys an adjective paired with a … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Synonym Lingo Game

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Synonym Lingo helps to build reading skills and vocabulary. Research Says: Using this game with ESL students much like other games for vocabulary presentation and revision, according to Agnieszka Uberman in the article “The Use of Games for Vocabulary … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Proverbial Wisdom

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: The object of Proverbial Wisdom is to introduce students to well-known sayings that either refer to common knowledge or give advice. Proverbs contain truth and can be applied to events and activities in our daily lives. The goal … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Gimme the Word

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: The game of Gimme the Word helps students with their knowledge and review of vocabulary words by using oral language and description. It builds on listening skills and higher level thinking skills. Research Says: This creative language game … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Words of Fortune

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

Please welcome Marc Anderson as the newest TESOL blogger. Marc’s biweekly blogs will focus on sharing fun, interactive games for you to use and adapt in your English language classes. Marc’s previous blogs with TESOL as a guest blogger include … Continue reading

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