ESL Games For Adult Classes

Teach the past tense with Fortunately / Unfortunately.
Fortunately/Unfortunately is an awesome ESL game for teaching the simple past tense.  It requires listening, speaking and a lot of creativity. The Details: There[...]
How To Review Any Target Language With The Game – Rapid Question and Answer
One of the hardest things about teaching EFL classes is finding ways to make language drilling and repetition fun.  This[...]
The Super Memory Game
This Easy ESL Game comes from Hans. An English School Owner living between Tokyo and Yokohama In Sagamihara Japan. Hans says, he[...]
Routines is a great ESL Game that pushes your memory to the limit.
Routines is a simple ESL game that requires almost no set up and is an extremely effective way to teach phrasal[...]
Ask the “Expert” is a great ESL game for advanced language learners.
Ask the "Expert" is a game for higher level  ESL students.  It requires an ability to think on your feet,[...]
ESL Game #049 – How Many Questions?
How Many Questions? is a great warm up activity that gets any High School or lower level Adult class started[...]
Blindfolded Maze is a great ESL Game for practicing Directional Vocabulary (giving directions).
This ESL game is a guaranteed good time no matter if your English language learners are children or adults.   To[...]
Watermelon Race is a perfect ESL game for teaching students how to talk their way around difficult or unknown vocabulary.
One of the best ways to come up new ESL games is to combine two or more classroom favorites that[...]
Blindfolded Hieroglyphics is an amazing ESL game that combines drawing and blindfolds.
This game is just like the older Easy ESL Game Hieroglyphics except we kicked it up a notch.  You guessed it, we[...]
Super Tic-Tac-Toe will work in any high school or low level adult ESL lesson.
Super Tic Tac Toe is a great ESL/EFL game when it's used together with an A - Z Race as a lead in activity. It will work in any high school or low level adult ESL lesson.
Practice using the past tense with Mystery Bag Story Time, our ESL twist on a story chain.
Mystery Bag Story time is a  great ESL game to use in your high school or adult classes.  This story[...]
Using the game Tic Tac Toe Hangman is an easy way to teach American vs British English in your ESL classroom.
One technique I love to use when using games in my ESL classes is combining two or more of the[...]
Dictation is just about the easiest ESL game you’re ever going to play.
The majority of ESL games focus on one particular element of language learning: reading, speaking, writing, listening, etc.  Dictation is[...]
ESL Games Adult Resource #013 – Hamas Capture Israeli Spy Dolphin
Easy ESL Games has recently partnered with Premier ESL in an effort to bring you the most comprehensive and entertaining[...]
ESL Game #060 – The Busy Day
I've always been a big fan of ESL Games that are based on memory.  The Busy Day is a great[...]
ESL Game #060 – Categories a.k.a. (4×4)
ESL Games are like recipes.  Teachers use the basic frame work but more often than not use little tweaks to [...]
ESL Game #057 – 20 Questions
ESL Games are an excellent way to put students in situations where they need to use English.  Basic repetition and[...]
ESL game #056 – Scattergories
If you've been teaching ESL / EFL for any substantial period of time you've already forgotten more ESL games then[...]