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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: ESL – Tic Tac Toe

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: ESL – Tic Tac Toe is a quick, fun way to review any number of grammar forms or vocabulary words. It builds on higher level thinking skills and provides language practice in various skills—primarily listening, speaking, and reading.

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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: 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: 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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