In this post you can find an example how to practise communication skills with ESL kids. Try this activity with your students to practise speaking, listening and writing skills as well as present simple tense, vocabulary for daily routines and telling the time.
If your ESL students know lots of animals, especially pets, but they need to practice the vocabulary in interesting context, try this guessing game ‘What pet have I got?’. Students will feel comfortable to speak English, even those with low self-esteem or shy, as they work in pairs.
Saint Patrick's Day is coming. It is a great oportunity to come forth with some Irish symbols and traditions. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (17th March) with your students you can choose some of these activities.
Today I encourage to try simple speaking activity 'Class Birthday Chart'. You can use this idea in many different situatuions, for example teaching months of the year, as an ice breaker activity or just a spur to talk in English.
Are you going to decorate your classroom for Halloween? Then you can find here some inspirational ideas. You should draw your students in preparing for the Halloween lessons or parties. Making crafts is also an excellent moment to talk about Halloween traditions in English speaking countries with EFL students.
Do your students like playing hide and seek? Do they love animals? Let them play with the pets practising spelling at the same time. Simple activity for young learners to practise vocabulary for animals.