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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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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: 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: 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: 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: Similarities Galore

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: The object of Similarities Galore is to see relationships in visual photos and to listen to others’ ideas about the personal connections they see. These relationships help spark imagination and creative thinking while building stronger language skills. Research … 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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Best Language Learning Games: Part 5 of 5

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Marc Anderson Marc Anderson is the CEO of online English training company TalktoCanada.com that teaches English online to students around the world.  During his free time he likes to read, travel, and enjoy life.    This … Continue reading

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