Online ESL Games

Online ESL Games

Below you will find a full list of our online ESL games. These games are great for teaching face to face with an interactive digital board or teaching online classes with Zoom. We will have many more online games coming shortly, so make sure you check back often.

Online ESL Games

Vocabulary Games

ESL Say It! – A simple no prep warmer/cooler or quick break for students. In this activity students have to say a word from a category that begins with a letter.

ESL Guess Who – Practice describing people with this fun online game.

MIXUP – A simple quick fire vocabulary game. How many words can you guess in 90 seconds?

Word Wheel – Get class started with this fun vocabulary challenge. In this game students try and guess what the nine letter word is while also making words using the letters and the key letter. The team with the most words and points will win!

Learn to tell the time – Practice reading the setting the time with this fun interactive game to practice telling the time.

ESL Scattergories! – A classic quick thinking vocabulary where students need to think of vocabulary quickly to get the most words beginning with a letter.

Scattagories for Kids! – Now play with young learner and lower level students in this simplified version of our classic game.

Name 5! – Name 5! is a simple no prep vocabulary warmer. In this activity students need to say a number of words based on a range of topics. Can your students beat the clock!

5 Seconds! – Students need to say 3 words from a random category in 5 seconds to score a point.

2 Pictures 1 Compound – Can you guess the closed compounds nouns from the pictures? Practice guessing the compounds nouns with this fun interactive game.

Interactive Board Games – Practice speaking, grammar and vocabulary with these interactive online board games. New board games added regularly.

ESL Vocabulary Fortunes – An online game for teens and adults that is a great way to practice vocabulary on a large number of topics.

Animal Vocabulary Games – Practice animals with these four interactive online games. These fun games are a great way to revise animal vocabulary with your students.

Story Dice – Get your students making and telling stories with this fun online story tool.

ESL Countdown – Practice vocabulary and spelling with countdown.

Anagram Word Game – A simple word game. Suitable for teens and adults with an intermediate and above level of English.

ESL Category Generator – Generate categories to get your students practicing vocabulary. Great activity to be used with a ball or in online classes to get students thinking at the start of class as a warmer.

Trivia Quiz Generator – Generate quizzes quickly with this simple tool. Ideal for teens and adults intermediate and above.

Random Letter Generator – Generate random letters from the alphabet with this simple letter generating tool.

ESL Idiom Generator – Generate over 100 of the most common English language idioms. Get students to draw or mime out the idioms as a way to introduce them to the most common idioms in English.

Random Noun Generator – Randomly generate over 200 of the most common nouns in the English Language. Great for Pictionary and other end of the class coolers.

Catchphrase – A quick fire word game where students explain as many words as they can within the time limit.

Pictionary – Automatically generate words from three different levels of difficulty and play Pictionary with your students in a flash.

ESL Boggle – Boggle is a great warmer that can be used in the classroom. With this online version get students writing words to be the top of the class.

ESL Quizzes – Our Quizzes are a great way to end class and practice key vocabulary for a wide range of themes. Check back regularly as we are adding new quizzes regularly.

Speaking Games

Question Unscramble – Practice grammar and speaking by unscrambling these questions which cover 15 different grammar topics.

Would You Rather – A simple no-prep warmer or cooler to get students speaking about what they would rather do in different situations. Ideal for students B1 (lower-intermediate +).

FCE Speaking Practice – Practice FCE Speaking Part 1 and 2 with this interactive tool. There are over 80 part 1 questions and 24 part 2.

ESL Guess Who – Practice describing people with this fun online game.

The Expert – In this speaking game students speak about a topic for 30/60/120 seconds to gain points for their team.

Interactive Board Games – Practice speaking, grammar and vocabulary with these interactive online board games. New board games added regularly.

Movers Spot the Difference – Practice for the Cambridge Movers Speaking exam with this free fun interactive online game.

ESL Brain Teasers – Do you want to get your students thinking? Practice lateral thinking and reading with this brain teasers for all ages and levels.

Describe the photo – Practice speaking about photos for B1 (PET) students.

Story Dice – Get your students making and telling stories with this fun online story tool.

Spot The Difference – Can you spot the differences? Levels 1 – 8 are now available, more levels coming soon.

ESL Odd One Out – An online game that is a great way to practice vocabulary and speaking with young learners. This activity is great to help students practice for the Cambridge Movers exam.

Grammar Games

Irregular Verb Challenge – Practice irregular verbs with your students using this tool. This versatile game can be played in many different ways and is a great routine to master irregular verbs with your students.

Interactive Board Games – Practice speaking, grammar and vocabulary with these interactive online board games. New board games added regularly.

ESL Quizzes – Our Quizzes are a great way to end class and practice key vocabulary for a wide range of themes. Check back regularly as we are adding new quizzes regularly.

Fortune Teller – Practice “yes/no” and “will” + future question forming with your students with this fortune teller.

Scoring Systems

ESL Bomb Game – Bomb is an engaging scoring system that adds excitement to any game.

Wheel of Fortune – Spin the wheel and win points for up to five teams.

Student Vs Teacher – Who will win in this turn based based game? The student or the teacher?

ESL Battleship – Battleship is another engaging scoring system that will have students wanting more! How quickly can your students find all the ships and win?

Four in a Row (Connect Four) –  This classic game can be used in many different ways in the classroom, as a treat, with speaking or while doing revision. Whatever way you use it it’s sure to be popular.

Blockbuster – Gamify your online and face to face lessons with Blockbuster. Use this game to practice vocabulary, word formation or just about any activity. Students work in teams and have to get across the board.

Rock, Paper, Scissors – Battle your students in an epic match of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’.

ESL Play Your Cards Right – A fun higher or lower game.

Virtual Classroom Horse Race – Bring your students to the horse races with this simple interactive game. Have students choose a horse and see who wins! Great to gamify your class and make everyone have a chance of winning big.

Tic Tac Toe – Dragons vs Unicorns – Play the ultimate tic tac toe battle in class. Who will win? Dragons or Unicorns?

Number Games

Math Skills – Practice addition, subtraction, division and multiplication with this fun online game.

How Many? Counting Game – Practice counting, numbers and ‘there are’ / “there is” with this fun interactive counting game.

Addition Challenge – A quick fire addition maths game that will help your students practice quick thinking with numbers and addition in English or any target language. A fun no prep warmer/cooler for class.

Number Match – A simple multiplication challenge to get students thinking and multiplying in English. A great warmer to get your students thinking and focused!

Young Learner Games

Alphabet Game – In this mini game students need to touch the letters of the alphabet in order. Ideal for young learners.

Scattagories for Kids! – Now play with young learner and lower level students in this simplified version of our classic game.

Vocabulary Fortunes for Kids – This game is a great way to practice and reinforce vocabulary with young learners. Covering 12 different themes found in most young learner course books this game is sure to be popular with your students.

Animal Vocabulary Games – Practice animals with these four interactive online games. These fun games are a great way to revise animal vocabulary with your students.

How Many? Counting Game – Practice counting, numbers and ‘there are’ / “there is” with this fun interactive counting game.

Movers Spot the Difference – Practice for the Cambridge Movers Speaking exam with this free fun interactive online game.

Spot The Difference – Can you spot the differences? Levels 1 – 8 are now available, more levels coming soon.

Interactive Word Search Online interactive word search (word soup) puzzles for Young learners with target vocabulary for Cambridge Young Learner Exams (Starters, Movers and Flyers A1 & A2. A Fun way to practice spelling with students in class, on their own or online with Zoom.

ESL Hangman – Hangman is a no-prep way to practice spelling and vocabulary recall with your students.

ESL Picture Reveal – A fun way to introduce a topic, unit or just revise vocabulary with your students. These preprepared picture reveals will save you time and have students reviewing vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

Memory Match – Review vocabulary with young learners with these interactive memory match game.

Writing Games

Story Dice – Get your students making and telling stories with this fun online story tool.

ESL Writing Prompt Generator – An entertaining way to practice writing with young learners and even teens.

More online ESL games coming soon! (Last updated 16 June 2021)

Online ESL Classroom Tools

Classroom Dice – A simple virtual dice that can be used on any device

Date and Weather Interactive Chart (New) – Our no fuss interactive date and weather chart is a great way practice the date and weather each day with your students.

Classroom Soundboard – This tool helps teachers manage classroom transitions with simple sounds that they can assign to different classroom tasks e.g listen to the teacher, change groups, go back to your desk etc.

Cipher Making Tool  – Make secret ciphers quickly and easily with our new Cipher tool.

Tell the Time – Practice telling the time with this free online tool for teens and adults.

Story Dice – Get your students making and telling stories with this fun online story tool.

Random Letter Generator – Generate random letters from the alphabet with this simple letter generating tool.

Random Number Generator – Play bingo, practice numbers or pick who goes first, all with this random number generator.

ESL Category Generator – Generate categories to get your students practicing vocabulary. Great activity to be used with a ball or in online classes to get students thinking at the start of class as a warmer.

Student Name Picker – A random name selector for you to use in your classroom when choosing a student to complete a task, answer a question, or participate in an activity.

Spin the Wheel –  Spin the wheel is a simple way of awarding points to students in a fun and interactive way.

Classroom Coin Flip – Flip a virtual coin to decide teams, who’s first and much more.

Classroom Score Board – Keep score with this interactive classroom score board.

Classroom Timer – Keep a track of time with this handy timer.

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