These games are designed to help students explore and discover the English language in fun and entertaining ways. Click on the game title that interests you.

Newcomer Games
The Ball Game
Goal: to introduce selves
 
Getting to Know You
Goals: to introduce people; to find out about students in the class
 
The High Five Game
Goals: to practice greetings; to talk about cultures
 
Memory Game
Goals: to practice vocabulary; to talk about immigration experiences
 

Eye-Catching Games
ESL Hide-and-Seek
Goals: to give instructions; to request information; to express spatial relations
 
I Spy
Goals: to use visual skills; to practice language
 
Fashion Show
Goals: to develop vocabulary; to practice using descriptive language
 
Shopping
Goals: to identify places; to describe locations
 

Oral Memory or Listening Games
Simon Says
Goals: to listen; to follow commands
 
Picture Question Game
Goals: to ask and answer questions; to use picture cues
 
Tape-in-the-Box
Goals: to follow directions; to build vocabulary and practice simple sentence structures
 
Boarding House Reach
Goals: to practice listening comprehension; to practice sound discrimination; to reinforce vocabulary
 
This Is My Elbow
Goals: to review vocabulary (body parts); to listen intensively
 

Guessing Games
Guess Where?
Goals: to describe places around the world; to work in teams

Guesstimates
Goals:to practice vocabulary; to talk about prices; to do math problems
 
Charades
Goals: to use visual cues; to expand vocabulary
 
Surprise Box
Goals: to practice vocabulary; to practice using descriptive language
 
Concentration
Goals: to use vocabulary; to use visual memory skills
 
The Clue Game
Goals: to answer yes/no questions; to use inferences
 

Language Games
Spelling Bees
Goal: to practice spelling
 
The Comics
Goals: to use visual cues; to use inventive language
 
The Interpreting Game
Goals: to practice converting raw data into statements about the person interviewed; to listen carefully
 
Seeing Double: Making Plurals
Goals: to develop vocabulary; to practice using plurals
 
Tic-Tac-Talk
Goals: to describe actions; to use picture cues