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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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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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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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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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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Facebook Live Interview with Leah Donelson, Bridge Academic Manager, on the International TESOL Conference

Last month, Bridge employees attended the 2018 International TESOL conference in Chicago. Here, Alissa Berdahl from BridgeTEFL speaks with BridgeEnglish’s Academic Manager, Leah Donelson, during a Facebook Live event, about the main takeaways from the conference. Leah discusses changing attitudes in the TESOL community, incorporating technology into lessons, and how to assure that classes are relevant and up-to-date in the 21st century.

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Trouble with Tenses: Teaching The Past Tense to EFL Students

As much as some of us try to forget our past, as English teachers we are confronted with it regularly. Teaching the past tense to EFL students can be challenging. Here is a suggestion to keep your lesson plans interesting: think about the last time you were interrogated by the police. Tell your EFL students that a […]

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