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.

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10 ESL Warm-Up Activities for Every Age

These ESL warm-up activities for young learners, teens, and adults will get your students into a learning mindset and prepare them for their upcoming lesson. Use them when teaching English online or in person!

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How to Use ManyCam for Teaching English Online

You can use ManyCam for teaching online to get a cool virtual backdrop, digital props, games, special effects, and more. Find out which platforms are compatible with this popular webcam software, and get ideas for using ManyCam with your students.

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12 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 games. We’ve got 12 ESL games for teaching online that you can use with your students.

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8 Ways to Use Pop Culture in the ESL Classroom

Catchy music, trendy art, the latest technology – there’s a lot to love about pop culture! Find out how you can use pop culture in the ESL classroom to inspire your students and improve their English skills.

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Fun ESL Games and Activities for Kids & Teens

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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ESL Speaking Activities

Give Your Students the Gift of Gab: 11 Fun TEFL Speaking Activities

Are your students scared, unmotivated, or bored when it comes to speaking in class? Use these 11 fun, engaging TEFL speaking activities to get students talking and practicing their English in the online or physical classroom!

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ESL Pronunciation Games for Teaching Kids, Teens, and Adults

Mastering clear and correct pronunciation helps students become confident communicators both in and out of class. Try these ESL pronunciation games to integrate plenty of phonics practice into your online or classroom-based lessons with young learners, teens, and adults.

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5-Point Checklist For Planning Online ESL Games for Teens

Games and activities are an effective way to keep young students engaged. Consider this 5-point checklist when planning online ESL games for teens to make sure they help students reach their learning goals.

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13 Easy ESL Icebreakers to Get Your Students Talking

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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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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