Classroom Games/Activities

Incorporate interactive ESL/EFL games and activates into your lesson plans to keep your classes engaged and learning. Hear from Bridge staff and alumni teaching worldwide about their most reliable methods for injecting fun and excitement into the classroom. These TESOL games and activities range from icebreakers that give EFL students conversation practice, to knowledge-based games that test students’ understanding of concepts.

A Teacher’s 10 Favorite ESL Podcasts

Podcasts inspire learners with current topics while developing their listening skills. We asked Rashmi, a teacher in Portugal, to share her favorite ESL podcasts for teachers and students.

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10 Fun Ways to Use Realia in Your ESL Classroom

If you’re a teacher, chances are that you’ve used “realia” at some point in your classroom (especially if you teach young learners) and you may not have even realized it! We’ll show you 10 creative ways to use these real-world objects in the physical and virtual classroom to grab your students’ attention and make lessons more memorable.

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Online English teacher with young student

8 Ways to Build Rapport When Teaching English Online

For many teachers, especially those who are new to teaching online, it can be challenging to establish relationships within the virtual classroom. An experienced teacher shares tips to build rapport and foster a supportive environment for online learners.

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Online teacher playing a game with young student

11 Low-Prep ESL Games for Teaching Online

Just because you’re teaching kids or teenagers in the virtual classroom doesn’t mean you can’t play fun and engaging learning games. We’ve got 11 ESL games for teaching online that you can use with your young students.

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Kindergarten Students of English Teacher in Wanli, China, Erin Coyle

ESL Games & Activities for Kids

Learning English as a second language probably won’t make young learners’ and teens’ list of top three favorite activities, but incorporating games into your lessons is a great way to help young students review what they’ve learned in an interactive, fun, and memorable way.

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Teacher with ESL Students

10 No-Prep ESL Activities for the Last 10 Minutes of Class with Kids

Uh oh! It’s 11:30 and you’ve finished teaching your ESL lesson, but your class isn’t scheduled to end until 11:40! Don’t panic! We’ve got 10 quick, rigorous, no-prep, ESL activities you can keep in your back pocket that work especially well with young learners.

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Students doing icebreakers in a TEFL class

10 Easy ESL Icebreakers

Whether starting the first day with a bang or re-energizing students throughout the term, ESL icebreakers get students moving, build confidence, and set the tone for the class. We share how to effectively use these ESL icebreakers in your class.

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ESL Teacher Using Songs

ESL Songs for Kids and Teens

Young learners and teens (and even adults!) enjoy learning English through music. A teacher in China shares his favorite ESL songs and activities to engage his students and even “trick” them into practicing new language points!

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Students Doing ESL Icebreakers

TEFL Activity: Easy Icebreaker for Writing and Speaking

This simple yet fun writing/speaking activity doesn’t require materials or prep-time, making it a great icebreaker for first class introductions or anytime you want to get students talking.

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TEFL Activity: Use Emojis to Teach English

Using emojis to teach English is a great way to bring technology and a bit of fun into your EFL classroom! Students will enjoy using the familiar pictures as a way to practice their knowledge!

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