Giving handouts makes students feel more relaxed because they have something to fall back on in case of a language emergency. I also believe that ESL speaking activities are a great way to help build student confidence.
Included in the list below are some activities that are good introduction tools for new students to get to know one another in the first few days of class.
At EFL Sensei all of our lessons are for ESL students, are English focused and require a minimal amount of preparation. The speaking activities we provide are aimed at getting your students thinking, asking questions and responding in English.
Many of the activities require your students to get out of their seats and move around the classroom in order to communicate with one another. Students appreciate the controlled, yet free use of the language and find these types of classes more enjoyable than traditional teacher focused lessons.
The explanations are easy to follow and can be clearly understood. All of our ESL speaking activities come with a printable lesson plan that you can just print out and go. The procedures are clear and simple, making the lesson plans adjustable to your needs. When needed, we also provide accessory printables such as board games, conversation cards and handouts.
All you have to do is find the activity from the list below that best fits your needs, click it and print all necessary printables. Once you’ve used the ESL speaking activity in your class, come back here and tell us how much you loved it! We’d also like to hear about any changes you may have made, or any we could make.
Oh yeah, one last thing! SHARE these activities with other teachers in your office and on the web. Let everyone join in on the fun.