First lesson: interview another student

This getting to know each other activity is an ideal first lesson activity. It’s simple to set up and works well for most levels above Beginner. Sketch or print out this first lesson interview template, I usually use two sides (10 topics). At the top of each row is a space for a topic title. […]

Expressing opinions – a great icebreaker for more advanced classes

This activity designed to get students expressing opinions about a range of topics is a great getting to know each other exercise. It works very well as a first class icebreaker with Intermediate and above students as it forces them to mingle and have conversations, and there’s an opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised […]

Surveys and questionnaires

Surveys are a great way to get your students conversing. When the surveys have been completed have students share their findings with the class. There is more than one way to conduct a classroom survey. Single question surveys. Sometimes better for lower level classes. Each student is armed with only one question which they have to ask […]

Find someone who – printable worksheets for adult classes

Find someone who is a great mingling activity which gets students on their feet and forces them to interact one-on-one with their classmates. I often do one of these on the first day with a new class as they can serve as a great ice-breaker activity. First, give each student a copy of the question […]

The expert game

This fantastic activity gets the students talking to each other about things that are close to their hearts and accelerates the group bonding process.Save up this memorable activity for a day when you have good attendance and you want to give students a chance to really get to know each other. Fold a piece of A4 […]