Category Archives: "Brain Breaks"

ESL Classroom Brain Teasers
13 Nov, 2018

ESL Classroom Brain Teasers

Brain Teasers are a fantastic way of engaging students and can work well in the classroom. Brain teasers are puzzles where your students have to think to find a solution to the problem. They require students to often think in unconventional ways and as such can be a fun activity for everyone in the class, […]

ESL Game Shout out
7 Sep, 2017

ESL Game: Shout Out

Shout Out is a no-prep game that can be used when students are in need of a break and need to release some energy. Games such as this one, although loud, are possible to do in a controlled way that will help students focus on the next task. You will find more ‘brain break’ activities […]

4 Apr, 2017

Two No-Prep ESL Ball games

  ESL WORD ASSOCIATION GAME (THE TALKING BALL) This is an effective and enjoyable activity which encourages the active participation of learners. The aim of the game is to help learners practice words associated with a particular topic or category. For example, you could ask the learners to use only names of animals, countries, verbs […]

ESL Chain is a great game that you can add to your class routines. Its a great game to practice and revise vocabulary and its always really enjoyed by children. 
 
Method
 
1. Get a small soft ball and then get students to form a circle. 
 
2. Students pass the ball and count, say the days of the week, say the months of the year or any other sequence they need to revise. 
 
3. Only the child who has the ball can speak. 
19 Jun, 2013

ESL Chain

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL Chain is a great game that you can add to your class routines. Its a great game to practice and revise vocabulary and its always really enjoyed by children.    Method   1. Get a small soft ball and then get students to form a circle.    2. […]

2 Jun, 2013

ESL Riddles

This post looks at a simple idea for using English riddles in the ESL classroom. Riddles can be a great way to get to get students talking, introduce a lesson or maybe just to practice speaking. This post will look at one way the riddles below can be used in class with young learners, teens and even […]