ESL Counting Game - Listening and Speaking - Young Learners - 10 minutes
Here is a popular counting game that is a lot of fun to play. Have the students sit or stand in a circle. Tell the students that they are going to play a counting game using English and their native language alternatively, e.g. English and Thai. The first student starts by saying the number one in English. The second student says the number two in their native language, e.g. Thai. The third student says the number three in English and so on. A student is out of the game if they say the wrong number, use the wrong language or take too long to answer. When a student is out of the game, the counting starts again from number one. The game sounds easy but it's actually a lot harder than it seems. The last two students left standing win the game.