Month: September 2012

30 Sep, 2012

ESL Connect Four

ESL Connect Four is a simple and fun ESL game to add to your Smart Board collection. The aim of ESL Connect Four is for students from one team to get four coloured pieces in a line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) before the other team. This is a great way for students to practice language […]

23 Sep, 2012

Boredom buster

This activity is always a great way to give ESL students a break from the book and liven them up if they are falling asleep or even bored! There are many different five minute games you can use with a ball. Here I’ll be talking about one in particular that is a great activity for practicing […]

16 Sep, 2012

5 First Day Activities

5 First Day ESL Activities The first day of term is probably the most difficult day for any teacher but especially so for new teachers. Having been there myself, I decided I would put together a post of some easy first class Ice breakers and activities. This post is for kids and young learners  but […]

12 Sep, 2012

Password

Password (aslo known as hot seat) is a simple ESL game that takes no pre-class preparation and is a great way for students to practice their vocabulary and speaking skills. This game is also a great ice breaker for teens but can also be used with young learners. Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: White board and […]

4 Sep, 2012

Curiosity Ideas

 The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds… France, Anatole No one can deny the importance of curiosity in learning. But as teachers how do we integrate curiosity into the ESL classroom? This post is going to offer some suggestions as to how you can create […]