Fun ESL Classroom Games

Fun ESL Classroom GamesIn this section of, you will find a large variety of fun and highly engaging ESL games to spice up your lessons. 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. There are games for young learners, teenagers and adults. No matter how old your students are, you will find an ESL game to suit your needs. Most of the ESL games on take very little preparation and can be played straight away, which is always useful as you never know when the unexpected will happen in class.

The ESL games provided on can be used to introduce new vocabulary, reinforce a language point, practice words or language structures, teach or practice grammar and improve core skills. You can also use these games to warm up the class when the lesson begins, during the lesson to re-energize the class or at the end of class to finish on a positive note and round off the lesson.

Using games and fun activities in class is an important part of teaching ESL and EFL. Playing games is a fun way to help students make connections between words and grammar. These connections quicken the process of building language skills. These ESL games can help both native and foreign speakers of English improve their language ability. Playing games in class also helps to focus attention, improve interaction, increase energy levels and build confidence. Furthermore, shy or quiet students begin to open up and speak English when playing games in class. We are sure you will find our games section a useful tool in improving your students' English language ability.

The game sections are listed below:
Here you will find quick and easy ESL games to motivate your students to answer questions. These games can be used in any situation where the students have to answer questions in class, e.g. answering exercise questions, etc.
These ESL brainstorming games are ideal to get students working together and using English. These games can be used to brainstorm words from a category, revise vocabulary or introduce a new lexical set.
On this page, you will find energetic category games to help students learn or revise categories of words. These dynamic games help students to focus on the vocabulary for the subject or topic you are teaching.
These classic ESL childhood games have been specially adapted for the classroom and are ideal for teaching or revising a variety of language points and vocabulary.
On this page, you will find entertaining ESL counting games to help students practice or review numbers.
This page contains a variety of engaging ESL describing games to help students practice giving both written and spoken descriptions. There are also fun games to help teach or revise vocabulary and practice describing and defining words. You will also find games to practice adjectives of appearance, personality and character.
Bring some artistic flair to your classroom with these fun ESL drawing games. These creative games can be used to practice or revise a variety of language points and vocabulary.
These ESL drilling games help your students to practice language structures that you have recently covered in class.
These fun ESL introduction games are ideal for the first day of class and help students get to know each other. The games are designed to help new students open up and start asking questions and interacting from the very first lesson. There are games to help students introduce themselves and others, give personal information and learn one another's name. You will also find icebreaker activities to help you introduce yourself and gain insight into your students' level of English.
Motivate your students to speak English with these entertaining flashcard games. You can use these flashcard games to teach vocabulary on a variety of topics, such as weather, food, animals, etc. These games also help students to associate words with pictures, communicate in English, and ask and answer questions.
These useful grammar games can be prepared quickly and cover a wide variety of grammar structures. These games are perfect for teaching grammar points, identifying grammar mistakes, reviewing tenses, revising a specific grammar area or general grammar, etc. These games also help you to spot problem areas or common mistakes that your students are making.
These ESL games have been specially adapted from the original hangman game. These games are good for practicing parts of speech and they work well when introducing a grammar point at the beginning of a lesson. You can also use these games to introduce new vocabulary or topics, revise vocabulary, sentence structure or grammar points.
Here is a set of enjoyable games to improve students’ listening skills. You can use these listening games to teach a variety of vocabulary, language structures and topics. All the games require students to listen carefully for information or key vocabulary.
These amusing ESL miming games can be played by students of all ages and levels. They help students to describe vocabulary and specific structures or phrases by using actions, gestures and body language.
These lively and fun ESL games combine music with learning and help to teach or review vocabulary.
These ESL games provide creative and entertaining ways for students to ask and answer questions using different grammatical structures. They can be adapted to students of all ages and levels and can be used to teach or revise any question and answer structure.
These entertaining ESL quiz games can be played as general knowledge quizzes. They can also be used to review what the students have been learning in class, or you can use them to revise question and answer forms. They work particularly well with large classes.
On this page, you will find fun sentence race games to help teach or review vocabulary and sentence structure. There are also games to help students practice translating sentences.
Here you will find fun ESL spelling games for students of all ages. These games are handy for revising spelling of recently studied vocabulary.
These engaging ESL games have been adapted from famous TV game shows. You will find all the classic game shows you used to watch on TV such as Blankety Blank, Family fortunes, Mastermind, etc. These games can be used to practice parts of speech, sentence structure, vocabulary, question and answer forms, and so on.
In this section, you will find ESL games for practicing verb forms. You can use these games to teach or review regular and irregular verb forms. Students can also practice using verbs in a variety a tenses to make sentences and questions.
These motivating vocabulary games are ideal for developing students' word knowledge. These games can be used to associate words with lexical areas and collocations, and review target language and tenses. These games can also be used to practice word order and sentence structure for more advanced students.
These enjoyable ESL word association games are great for revising vocabulary and can be adapted for any age or level. Your students will certainly have a lot of fun playing these games.
These ESL word games are easy to play and make fun warm up activities. They also help students to remember words and construct sentences using target vocabulary. They are also helpful for reviewing vocabulary with students.
Here are some excellent ESL games for teaching or revising a variety of yes/no question structures and short answers. They are certainly guaranteed to get your students’ attention and should prove useful.

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