Every English teacher comes to a point where they are stuck for a fun game or activity to use in class. The students have done your activities a million times, and you can tell they are starting to get bored After receiving so much positive feedback from the original 5 Great English Games for Adults , it was time to add to the series. Experienced teachers will likely have seen some of these, but there may be one or two that surprise you!
Including games in an English class with adult learners can be a difficult one. The trick is learning how to employ them. While in a kids class almost any game will go down well at any point, ESL games for adults should be carefully planned, related to current class work, and have a clear language goal in mind. Not all games are created equal either — we have to make sure we choose the right ones for our audience and classroom set-up. In these games students describe words to their teammates against the clock. Normally each word guessed correctly is worth one point for the team, but you could also play non-competitively if you think your students would prefer it. Just be aware that in many of these instances players use gestures as well, which should be outlawed in this classroom game for an gestures-based guessing game see Reverse Charades below.
ESL games and activities for adult English learners
A student may have a deep fear of making a mistake, or may be just plain shy, even in their native language. Whatever the reason, here is a list of a few fun activities to get your students to speak. Make sure each student includes their name on the top of the page. Collect the sheets of paper and bring three students to the front of the room. Read aloud one of the facts that is true for one of these three students.
In this section of Teach-This. The games contained in this section will also provide you with a great source of ideas for your classes. These tried and tested games provide practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The games are also categorized to help you easily find the type of game you are looking for.