A vital goal of teaching a foreign language is developing students' communication skills. In this post you can find some methodes and techniques how to improve foreign language skills in a child-friendly way.
If your ESL students know lots of animal names, especially pets, but they need to practice the vocabulary in interesting context, try this guessing game ‘What pet have I got?’. Students feel comfortable to speak English, even those with low self-esteem or shy, when they work in pairs.
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.
Today I encourage to try simple speaking activity 'Class Birthday Chart'. You can use this idea in many different situations, for example teaching months of the year, as an ice breaker activity or just a spur to talk in English.