Lessons & Classroom Games for Teachers


ESL Activity - Paper Airplane Game -- Jamie Rochfort
Directions: • Issue each student with 2 or 3 A4 sheets of scrap paper along with the written instructions (see below); • Provide a demonstration for the class by making one with the step-by-step ...

ESL English Lesson: Saudi driving ban for women -- David Robinson
Today let’s talk about women not being allowed to drive a car in Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine a woman in your country not being allowed to drive a car simply because she is a woman? It’s hard to ...

ESL English Lesson: Noisy and disruptive neighbours! -- David Robinson
Today let’s talk about noisy neighbours! They can be very annoying. It can be loud music blasting out. Someone could hold a party. In this instance it is better they invite their neighbours. If you ...

How to make a grammar lesson great -- Ramya Raju
The one thing we learned as trainee English teachers was that any point of time you are dealing with several syllabi – the prescribed one, the version of the prescribed one that you customize for ...

5 Ways to get your class excited about their school trip -- Tim Jenkins
‘Teacher’ is a title that is not merely given but rewarded. The role means you have a duty to the student to instruct, inform, inspire and care. Your juggling expertise is about to jump another ...

How to Teach an ESL Lesson -- Robin McDaniel
English as a Second Language (ESL) students are becoming more prevalent in our schools as the educational system is becoming more multiculturally oriented. Teaching ESL students requires some ...

How to Make ESL Lesson -- Renee Williams
ESL lesson plans are a necessary tool to make sure students meet performance guidelines. Written plans are also essential to help teachers prepare for the class. Some schools require that lesson ...

Sketch Artists (Vocab Lesson) with Video -- Chris Westergaard
ESL Lesson Plan - Lexis - Appearance "Sketch Artists" Here's a lesson that you can do with intermediates and up. I just shot the video for it (coming soon) so make sure to take a look at it. The ...

Make Your Next Grammar Lesson Off the Hook! -- Sean Lords
In my experiences teaching English abroad, I’ve found a couple of things to be true. One, nothing ever goes as planned. No matter how much you rehearse ahead of time, how much time and effort you ...

Create your own Movie lesson plan with Demo Video -- Chris Westergaard
ESL Lesson Plan - Create your own Movie - Lexis Here's a lesson for intermediate students and up that involves the students making a mock movie and pitching it to a movie studio. You can find the ...

English Phonetics: Wadaya! -- Marcelo Montecinos
There is nothing worse than having studied years of English and travelling to the United States and hearing many Americans say “Wadayado?” or “Wadayadoing?” or simply “Wadaya”? In New ...

ESL Game: Hand-Pizza, Handburger, Sandwich, Sushi roll, Gim-bab - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed
This game or lesson is intended for small children in phonics level, or just above. The drama of pretending stimulates imagination and the children build up their foods vocabulary. They like the ...

Sketch and Hint Game (whole language) - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed
I start using this game with very young children, phonics level, but it works best with 10+ children. Kids learn a few nouns and short sentences with the appropriate body language. It may not be ...

Tips to Create New Teaching Activities -- Ivana Vitali
Are you a teacher? Are your class activities starting to bore you? Do you feel like your students need more encouragement during your lessons? If your answer to any of these questions was “yes”, ...

ESL Scavenger Hunt - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
The Hunt (Adapt this to your own school and student level.) This game promotes group English activity (team work), use of a dictionary and comprehension of complex sentences. Students must write full ...

Sentence games - ESL lesson -- Simon Mumford
We all know lots of word games and know that students like them. However, when it comes to games at sentence level, there does not seem to be much except the old favourite ‘jumbled sentences’. So ...

Borrowing and Loaning/Lending Lesson - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
EFL QUIZ: BORROWING and LOANING/LENDING (advanced children or young adults) to borrow = to take or get or receive (billi-da in Korean) Note the direction of movement!! to loan = to give (ju-say-yo ...

EFL Kids Walking/Action Game for Korean Kids - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lessons -- Robin Tim Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
WALKING GAME Children need to move and burn off energy so we do this game often while using many action verbs and many nouns. Do this in the last 5 minutes of the class and the then the kids can ...

Interesting ESL group activities - ESL lesson -- Joanne Elliott, professional international freelance writer
From experience, the best way to teach children English is to not only get them physically involved within the lesson, but also to create the illusion that they are simply playing games. And rather ...

GIVING AND FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS - DR. MA. Lourdes Eufrocina M. Palcuto Lesson: -- DR. MA. LOURDES EUFROCINA M. PALCUTO
LESSON 1 LANGUAGE FUNCTION : GIVING AND FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS LANGUAGE FOCUS : IMPERATIVES PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES PREPOSITIONS OBJECTIVES : At the end of the lesson, you should be able to: ...

ESL Chess Games with 2-4 kids - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
The whole class can make the figures/players with paper clay and chess boards with paper squares or ink. Paper clay is cheap and dries in a few days and then kids can paint it. The game of chess is ...

Alphabet Pictures - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL lesson (memory helpers for kindergarten and phonics level). Young ESL learners need to be exposed to several methods to help them learn the alphabet. I teach the alphabet while making the ...

Hidden Words Analysis Game - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL game (10-12 years) Here is a game for 10-12 year olds that stimulates creativity. Split the class in two equally talented groups. It is better if two of the best students pick sides. Then ...
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