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5 Fun and Easy ESL Classroom Games


English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom games are a great way to engage students and make language learning fun. Games not only provide a break from traditional classroom instruction, but they can also help students improve their English skills in a more relaxed and enjoyable environment. Here are five ESL classroom games that are easy to set up and fun to play.


1. Hangman

Hangman is a classic game that can be used to teach vocabulary, spelling, and even sentence structure. To play, follow these steps:


Step 1: Choose a word or phrase related to your lesson or topic.

Step 2: Draw a series of dashes on the board to represent the letters in the word or phrase.

Step 3: Ask a student to guess a letter.

Step 4: If the letter is in the word or phrase, write it in the correct blank space. If it is not, draw part of the hangman on the board.

Step 5: Continue taking turns until the word or phrase is guessed or the hangman is completed.


2. Jeopardy

Jeopardy is a popular game show that can be adapted to any classroom subject. To play, follow these steps:


Step 1: Create a Jeopardy board with different categories and point values.

Step 2: Divide the class into two or more teams.

Step 3: Choose a category and point value, and read the corresponding question.

Step 4: The team that buzzes in first has the opportunity to answer the question.

Step 5: If the answer is correct, the team earns the corresponding points. If not, the other teams have a chance to answer.


3. Pictionary

Pictionary is a fun game that can help students improve their vocabulary and drawing skills. To play, follow these steps:


Step 1: Choose a word or phrase related to your lesson or topic.

Step 2: Ask a student to come to the board and draw a picture of the word or phrase.

Step 3: The other students must guess what the word or phrase is based on the drawing.

Step 4: Continue taking turns until all students have had a chance to draw and guess.


4. Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get students moving and practicing their English skills. To play, follow these steps:


Step 1: Choose a theme or topic related to your lesson.

Step 2: Create a list of items that the students must find.

Step 3: Divide the class into teams.

Step 4: Give each team a copy of the list and set a time limit.

Step 5: The team that finds the most items within the time limit wins.


5. Word Chain

Word Chain is a game that helps students practice their vocabulary and spelling skills. To play, follow these steps:


Step 1: Choose a category or theme related to your lesson.

Step 2: Start with a word related to the category or theme.

Step 3: The next student must say a word that starts with the last letter of the previous word.

Step 4: Continue taking turns until a student is unable to think of a word.


Incorporating games into your ESL classroom can make learning more enjoyable and effective for your students. These five games are just a few examples of the many games that can be used to supplement your lessons. Remember to adjust the difficulty level of the games to match your students' proficiency levels, and have fun!


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