Board games

board gameBoard 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.

There are plenty of good ESL board games online for example at ESL BASE. You can also create your own – a google search for “Board Game templates” yields many options.

Printable board games

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