ESL for adults

conversation activitiesFormerly ESLGamesBox, this site contains an expanding collection of ESL games and activities aimed at adult English learners as well as all the necessary printables to help make your life as a hard working ESL teacher a little easier.

In teaching English as a second language to adult learners, games and fun activities are just as important as they are when teaching younger age groups.These adult oriented ESL games and activities help to build class cohesion, raise energy levels and most importantly, provide a framework in which learners are motivated to produce target language.

Warm up activities

Games and activities which can be used as warm ups to help your students limber up before the real work starts, including the big list of no preparation warm ups and pass the bomb.

Grammar games

Games designed to get student repeatedly using targeted grammar structures including fortune teller, comparing adjectives and stand up if you’ve ever... as well as classic ESL games and activities like find someone who, jeopardy and alibi.

Vocabulary games

Games which review and extend learner vocabulary including A to Z race, the recipe game and number bingo as well as old favourites Kim’s game, categories and taboo.

Pronunciation games

A slowly growing selection of games and activities to help students with their pronunciation including pit pat putt and word mazes.

Conversation questions

50 themed sets of conversation questions designed to encourage group discussions. Also available as a PDF and book.

Speaking activities

A range of activities to encourage free speaking, including  surveys, interviews, and discussion activities.

Business English activities

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Web apps and mobile games for smartphones and tablets.