ESL Activities

Here are some ideas for practical classroom activities in an ESL setting.

Beginner
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
Upper-Intermediate
Advanced

Improvisations
These improvisations are not role-plays or simulations (although many of them can be adapted as such). The objective here is total spontaneity.

Dictation
Ideas for long and short dictation texts to build in to your lesson plans.

Funny English
A collection of curious signs in hotels and other public places around the world. Useful fillers for your lesson plans.

Activities by Level
Many of these are classic activities used around the world wherever people teach languages. They can be extremely valuable in introducing dynamism and reinforcing the points that you, the teacher, have taught.

Authentic Cooking
Animal Adventures
Beat the Teacher
Typical Day
Odd-One-Out
Vocabulary Cards
Turn Off The Light
Songs 4 All
Verbs and Tenses
Anecdote
Clap
Double Jeopardy
How?
Lion Tamer
Past Mime
Consonant or Vowel
A Persuasive Speech
Alternative Assessment
Book Cover
Controversial Statements
Distractors
Language through Drama
Reading Comprehension
Saint Valentine's Day
Vacation Fun