ESL Activities

Ideas for activities and games in the English language classroom

10 Tips for Games in the ESL Classroom
From the creator of the world’s best-selling ESL board gameā€”ten practical ideas on using games when teaching English

On Using Games in the ESL Classroom
Matt Errey looks at competitive versus co-operative games, and healthy versus unhealthy competition

PDF Activity Sheets

Free downloadable and printable two-page activity sheets that encourage students to practise their English skills both alone and working with a partner. Each student activity sheet comes with one page of teacher's notes giving clear directions and answers.

Mixed-level Activities

Ideas for activities that you can adapt and use at different levels:

Various ESL Activities (elementary to advanced)

Activities by Level

These ideas and activities are mainly appropriate for the following levels:





Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes - for immediate download
Activities which may be a success in a Californian encounter group are unlikely to work in the majority of ESL/EFL contexts.Nick Gadd