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ESL Games: It’s All in the Description—A Speaking and Listening Game

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: It’s All in the Description is a great way to strengthen speaking and listening skills. In addition, it focuses on the present continuous verb tense and essential vocabulary to expand ESL fluency and overall language learning. It also … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Word Ditto

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Word Ditto explores multiple meaning words. Multiple meaning words are just that: They have two or more meanings. There are two main types of multiple meaning words: Those that sound alike (ex. bark as in the bark of … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Name 5

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: Name “5” is a highly motivating game that provides amusement and interest while giving practice to vocabulary and speaking skills. This game encourages students to interact and communicate. Research Says: It has been proven that “…learning vocabulary through … 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: Multiple Meaning Puzzlers

Marc Anderson
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: What Am I? – Parts of Speech Game

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: What Am I? – Parts of Speech is a board game that helps ESL students of all levels with identifying parts of speech and how words are correctly put together into sentences. The game also teaches vocabulary, grammar, … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Synonym Lingo Game

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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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