ESL board games are a handy way to get students using new language, and are especially useful for practising targeted grammar structures. Students get to ask and answer “realistic” questions and in the process get to know each other a little better, hopefully leading to higher quality interactions and increased speaking opportunities. In fact, some students need this type of controlled practice in small groups before they gain the confidence to speak more openly.
Printable board games
- past simple board game (template.doc)
- present simple board game
- question tag board game
- tense review board game