EFL/ESL teachers are expected to create meaningful speaking activities and games, but often with little to no time to prepare. Our goal at EFL Sensei is to provide teachers with fun, communicative activities that require little preparation.
The main focus with all the lessons is on communication, so this is not a website with boring worksheets. We offer high-quality, original lessons and activities that will get students out of their seats and speaking English.
Speaking activities are a great way for students to feel more comfortable with asking questions, answering questions, and speaking in general. We have printable warmers, icebreakers, conversation cards, and more.
Games are fun for the students and the teacher. We have printable warmers, icebreakers, board games, conversation cards, and more.
Conversation activities help build confidence and prepare students for speaking English outside the classroom. We have printable conversation topic worksheets with conversation questions.
Music is a fun and enjoyable way for students to practice listening. Here are some ideas on how to use music in the classroom.
Videos are also a fun and enjoyable way for students to practice listening. Here are 9 ideas on how to create an ESL video lesson!
See our speaking activities that practice specific grammar points. We have printable grammar lessons for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.
10 best Halloween party games - If you are teaching overseas, there’s a good chance your school wants you to do something fun for Halloween.
Thanksgiving activities are hard to find. Here are a few ideas and lessons you can try in your class.
Christmas is a fun time for students. Here are some Christmas activities to enjoy the holidays in your classroom.
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Selected Readings from English Newspapers and Magazines is an academic course taught at universities in China. Complete course syllabus, lesson plans, and exams.
What happens when we have that class that just refuses to cooperate? We have many tips for busy teachers teaching English overseas.
We’ve found that some of the popular ESL websites are confusing and difficult to navigate. We’ve tried to make the activities as easy to find as possible. If in doubt, try the search button at the top-right corner of the screen, just above the header.
All of our lesson plans, game boards, communication cards, and handouts are easily downloadable. Find the Printables section for each lesson at the top-right corner, below the header.