Classroom Activities

A selection of ESL activities including step by step descriptions, illustrations and posters.

Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:52

Halloween Vocabulary Activity

             The aim of the controlled activity is to check the meaning of the Halloween words that students have been introduced to, as well as have some Halloween fun. 1. Split your class into two groups. 2. Write the Halloween words you want your students to practise in small pieces of paper and put them…
On the first lesson after a long break, like Christmas holidays, it is customary to spend some time talking about what the students have done during their break. This, however, can be time-consuming and sometimes even boring. Turn this typical activity into a fun and constructive way to practise speaking about Christmas holidays and New Year's Resolutions.   Split your…
It’s this time of the year when teachers of esl young learners put on their Christmas jumper and bring the festive spirit in the classroom. In the weeks leading up to Christmas the students celebrate the holidays and practise the language through fun Christmas activities and crafts.Making a Christmas Flipbook is easy and it can be used in various activities…
The most wonderful time of the year is approaching and shops fill their shelves with Christmas stocking fillers. If you are an EFL teacher, it’s a good chance to renew the contents of your teacher’s bag in an easy and affordable way. Most of the games that are about to stuff your Christmas stocking require from the participants to come…
Lots of students-even at higher levels-have problems with dates and especially with years. They seem confused that they can say two thousand seventeen (2017) but they cannot say one thousand nine hundred ninety (1992). They confuse numbers like ‘fifteen’ and fifty’ and sometimes they don’t know where to say ‘and’. This is an activity that gives the students the chance…
Young learners A. The Name Game Place in front of the students 3 cards that show the following actions: a) whisper b) clap your hands c) snap your fingers. The cards should be upside down so that the students cannot see them. Ask each student to choose one and turn it over. Now the students have to say their name…
Sunday, 02 July 2017 21:05

Language Experience Classroom Activity

  Aim: practise reading skills     Level: A1-A2     Age: any Stages Choose a topic that interests the student. Bring some flashcards related to it and use them as a stimulus to initiate conversation. In this case the topic is about weekend routines and the flashcards show free time activities. Use the flashcards to establish the meaning of…