Fun and effective ESL classroom games for children. Teach vocabulary and grammar through repetition disguised as fun games. Your pupils will learn better and be more motivated to learn English, not mention how much more they will like their teacher!
Available in paperback on Amazon if preferred, or here on TES in PDF. Help from the author is at hand via email.
The games are organised into six steps:
1. Listening drills to introduce new vocabulary or grammar
2. More listening games to consolidate and for revision
3. Speaking drills to introduce new vocabulary or grammar
4. More speaking games to consolidate and for fluency
5. Reading games
6. Spelling and writing games
A substantial introduction is included with tips on using games, creating a positive teaching environment, classroom management and more.
This book is already being used by tens of thousands of teachers around the world. Check Amazon or TeachingEnglishGames.com for reviews.
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Adaptable, humourous, easy to put together and fun. Many ESL pupils have found these skits fun, become more confident speaking English and enjoyed the learning process.
The skits cover common vocabulary themes and grammar and allow for speaking opportunities in life-like meaningful contexts.
Ideal for small groups, one to one with private tutors or use with your own children. Every skit is adaptable to any number of children.
Scripts are written for ESL beginners with examples of alternatives provided to show how easy it is to adapt them and make them more complex for intermediate levels.
The age bracket suggested is from 6 to 12.
What teachers are saying about these plays:
It has been three years or more since I have been using your materials.
They are GREAT and have been producing FANTASTIC results with kids as young as 3 and as old as 18 - or even older!
My success as an English language drama teacher to czech children is in large part down to YOU and your wonderful plays. I have staged five performances in the past year, and the kids and their parents are ALWAYS delighted. The parents marvel at the kids' confidence during their performance. Not to mention the complex structures they are able to use in a foreign language! Thank you again!!!!
Eurydice Prentoulis, Czech Republic,
We did our final English show of this education year and we used your short plays. Children enjoyed their roles and we had big applause from parents.
We used 'Story Time', 'Quiet Time', 'In the Library' and'Doctor Doctor'. The parents were surprised and delighted by what I did. Although they couldn't understand us, they didn't get bored, because plays are both short and very enjoyable. Thanks for everything. Your ideas, ways of teaching a new language and techniques are really very helpful, thank u so much again. (The school website: muratkolukilkokulu.meb.k12.tr)
Inci Ozkan, MILLÎ EGITIM BAKANLIGI ISTANBUL - BAKIRKÖY - MURAT KÖLÜK ILKOKULU
We have had GREAT success at the theatre festival in Prague with some of your sketches. We were given the Spectator's Award yesterday! Thank you very much!
Vladimíra Kasalová, Prague, Czech republic
If you would like to teach English one on one but are not sure how to go about it this book is for you.
A gold mine of fun, effective English language games to teach your child or pupil one to one.
With this book you will receive three demonstration lessons on video to watch online to see how it's done.
This games book is suitable for private tutors of ESL and parents wanting to teach their own child or children.
A song for children aged 3 to 6 teaching:
Here comes an ant, a spider, a bird, a snake, a fox, a lion.
How are you?
I'm fine thanks.
A story with a lesson plan to complement the song is also available from the author on TES. Search for "I'm Hungry" by Shelley Ann Vernon to find it.
A fun action song to learn animals.
Animals are monkey, pony, cat and lion. There are four verses and a chorus. Each verse has the same words aside from the animal so it's nice and easy to act and sing along to.
Monkeys go like this
And they go like that
Can you do it too?
Monkeys go like this
And they go like that
Can you do it too?
Animals stories are available from the author to complement this song. Look for "I'm Hungry" and "Anna Goes To The Zoo" on TES.
Anna and her daddy are at the zoo, at the zoo, at the zoo,
Anna and her daddy are at the zoo,
And Anna sees one snake.
And so it goes on, very repetitive for ESL beginners, with Anna seeing two elephants, three ponies, four giraffes...up to ten fish.
This song goes with Anna At The Zoo Story, lesson plan and flashcards. It's best used with that story but may be used alone.
Story, lesson plan, flashcards, colouring, bingo to teach animals, how are you and I'm hungry.
List of files included:
- Contents page
- Story pictures A4 size, colour. 7 pictures;
- Lesson plan with games to teach the story
- Bingo set
- Two levels of text, complete beginner and lower intermediate
- 9 animal flashcards in A4 colour
- 9 animal flashcards in colour small size
- 9 animal flashcards in black and white for colouring
- 9 animal flashcards in black and white small size
Also available, matching song. "How Are You?" By the same author, on TES.
Also available powerpoint movie of the story with audio from native speakers.
Teacher comments on this resource:
"Thank you, so very tremendously, for your stories, activities and ideas for keeping this very active age of 2-5 year olds engaged. I see the looks on the parents faces and the children are opening up more and more each class.
You make me look Soo good!
How wonderful to have short activities ready prepared, to throw in at a moments notice, when the children's attention span starts to dwindle.
I have so much more confidence in my teaching abilities now, especially when I see the children learning and enthusiastic!
Im looking forward to the next class I teach now!"
All my best and with so much gratitude, Kathryn Williams, USA
Suitable for UK and US English. UK spelling is used in the lesson plan but no words are shown on the story or story pictures, so American, British or any other English may be taught.
A story and lesson plan made of games for young children learning English. The lesson plan is a step by step guide on how to teach vocabulary and phrases from the story through fun games.
This story is part of a series of ten though it may also be used alone.
This story teaches numbers 1 to 10 and zoo animals, including revision of I'm Hungry (the first story in this series).
Files included are:
- Table of Contents
- Lesson plan
- Animal bingo
- Number bingo
- Craft for ice cream cones
- Story pictures A4 colour
- Beginner story text
- Beginner plus story text
- Text is large size for those printing the story illustrations, to stick on the back for easier reading.
- Small size colour flashcards for animals
- Small flashcards for numbers 1 to 10
- Bear (A4 and A5 colour)
- Duck (A4 and A5 colour)
- Elephant (A4 and A5 colour)
- Fish (A4 and A5 colour)
- Giraffe (A4 and A5 colour)
- Monkey (A4 and A5 colour)
- Pony (A4 and A5 colour)
- Numbers 1 to 10 (A4 and A5 colour)
Black and white flashcards for colouring
- Bear A4
- Duck A4
- Elephant A4
- Fish A4
- Giraffe A4
- Monkey A4
- Pony A4
- Small flashcards in black and white