Teaching games is a site where you can find new English language teaching materials that are both fun for students and educationally valid. Everything has been used in the classroom and worked well, usually with a variety of levels and ages.
Scroll down to find games and activities that focus on different aspects of language learning, including vocabulary, grammar, error correction and a variety of practical skills.
Each post includes full instructions and links to download everything you need.
|This is a game that helps students practice and produce past modals in a fun context and encourages them to be creative.|
|Expanding dice ‘roll and move’ games to be more useful and motivating for students.|
|Some ideas for turning practice papers into interesting and confidence building lessons for students.|
|Game where students use the target language to annotate pictures.|
|Collaborative game for students to write a story in groups and as a class.|
|Speaking game that uses modals of deduction and descriptions of people. Originally designed to prepare students for PET speaking part 3.|
|An activity to encourage quiet and shy students to speak in small group discussions.|
|Speaking activity to encourage discussion and decision making. Can be used for exam prep.|
|Four games that you can play alongside reading or listening texts from your coursebook.|
|A quick ‘get to know you’ game for new classes that can also be used to review question forms.|
|A writing activity to use with story cubes. Perfect for practising narrative tenses in a fun context.|
|A series of three games to encourage collaboration and teamwork during grammar lessons. In the example I use the structure ‘to be able to’.|
|A game for students to learn and practise the ‘-ed’ ending to verbs in the past tense. Has three sets of cards at different levels from pre-intermediate to advanced.|
|Past tense practice and an excellent speaking activity for students who are just getting to know each other.|
|A drawing game which works with grammatical structures and any chunks of language. In the example my class revised phrasal verbs.|
|This game encourages personalised production of the target language. There are card sets for first, second and third conditionals.|
|This is a matching game that can be used to revise vocabulary and simple sentence structures.|
|A way to make error correction more interesting and a better learning experience for students.|
|This game uses a mix of drawing, mime and descriptions to make revising vocabulary more memorable and fun.|
|A game to spark conversation and give students practice in expressing their opinions.
|A way to use pictionary to revise any phrases or sentence structures. In my example I look at phrases with ‘care’|
|An error correction game that gives students additional opportunities to self-correct and analyse their classmates’ answers.|
|A game to make spelling fun. Aimed at children but suitable for any students who have difficulties with spelling.|
|This is a reading game that uses prepositions of place to make puzzles.|
|Looking at the game mechanics in Apples to Apples and how they can be used to revise a variety of grammatical structures.|
|A variety of games to revise different collocations and word groups. The example is when to use ‘a’ or ‘an’.|
|A light co-operative game for revising comparatives with elementary level students.|