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Teaching Materials (Games)

If learning is fun, don't we all learn better? I know I do! Some of the courses I was most successful in were those where a liberal dose of fun and games were applied to the learning process. Games can help capture students' interest in the task at hand, and can make class or practice time fly by.

On this page, you'll find links to online education-related games, as well as commercial software and other games intended for use in teaching. There are quizzes, puzzles, and other fun activities that I hope you'll be able to use in your classes. If not, you may find pages to which you can point your students in the hopes that the fun factor will lead to more practice outside class time. (Ah, students practicing outside of class! What a wonderful dream! :-))

If you've found a site with a great ESL/EFL-related game, or you have comments about one of these resources, please feel free to email me and let me know about it! --Kristina

16 Links in the category "Teaching Materials (Games)"

Language Lab
Submitted on 2010-09-26 by James Smith [Edit] [Delete]
An online language lab that lets you create multimedia resources and games to use with your students.

ESL Classroom Games Database | TaiwanEnglish.com
Submitted on 2009-07-15 by Jerry Gardinier [Edit] [Delete]
A free database of hundreds of ESL classroom games. Search by age, materials, preparation time, and more! Sign-in for free to save games for later use.

educational games toys amd puzzles
Submitted on 2008-07-24 by Alistair Owens [Edit] [Delete]
Making education fun using educational games, toys and puzzles gets children to want to practice. This form of learning in disguise is an ideal way to learn English and other modern languages

Teach English in Asia
Submitted on 2007-03-13 by Issa [Edit] [Delete]
EFL/ESL game database with category tags such as 'high school games', 'speaking games', 'alphabet games', etc. for easy searching. Instructions are simple and easy to follow, and include variations. You can also leave comments about the games after you try them.

Teaching maths in English
Submitted on 2007-03-08 by Mohd Azeri Hairuddin [Edit] [Delete]
It helps maths teachers to develop a deep understanding of addition and subtraction concept and improve English reading capability.

ESL Games for Teachers!
Submitted on 2006-07-18 by Brian [Edit] [Delete]
ESL Games for Teachers and English as a Second Language Students

MES-English ESL/EFL Resources for Teachers
Submitted on 2005-04-03 by Mark Cox [Edit] [Delete]
ESL/EFL resources for teachers of young learners; flash cards, games, and activities ready for printing.

Games and Activities for the English as a Second Language Classroom
Submitted on 2005-03-21 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
More than 100 games on the Internet TESL Journal's website.

Submitted on 2005-02-27 by Fred Martin [Edit] [Delete]
Software which creates instant worksheets crosswords, wordsearches, coded text, etc.

Submitted on 2005-01-12 by Julien Brunelle [Edit] [Delete]
Cool letter card game you can print off for free...Works with sound charts...A spelling game for all ages with rules for several games. (1-6 players)

Fun new educational word game
Submitted on 2004-01-30 by Andy Briggs [Edit] [Delete]
The new word game 'Blank' is good for teaching the ways to build up words in the English language. Blank improves the vocabulary and spelling of students, stretching their minds to all the corners of the dictionary. - Longer words score the most points, so the game encourages the use of alternative words that may give rise to a more expressive use of the language.

TEFL Games Co.
Submitted on 2001-06-04 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
Affordable EFL/ESL quiz-style board games for classroom or home use. Thousands of questions in four categories: Missing Word, Crossword Clues, Multiple Choice and Spelling (700 sample questions on the site). Online sales and shipping worldwide.

EFL Games
Submitted on 2000-06-19 by Anthea Home [Edit] [Delete]
Games are usually fun - and we learn better when we are having fun. These are portable, colourful, laminated, pedagogical games that have developed over 28 years of teaching and giving games workshops in the EFL field.

Submitted on 2000-01-23 by Susan Wright [Edit] [Delete]
Treehugger puppet dolls are designed for ESL teachers who are seeking tools that will allow them to connect emotionally with students when language skills are lacking. Treehuggers can also be used to help new ESL students integrate into a regular classroom more quickly by offering a safe way of communicating. Because they are multi-racial, there is a Treehugger for every child and every classroom.

Language Teaching Theatre
Submitted on 1998-07-08 by Ed Cousins [Edit] [Delete]
Information on interactive comedy for language learners in English or Spanish. Also an innovative teacher training summer course in Northern Ireland. including drama and sponaneity, history and literature and the psychology of motivation.

Academic Vocabulary Crosswords
Submitted on 1997-03-01 by Scott Gilley. [Edit] [Delete]
. Presents techniques and shareware for educators to quickly make vocabulary lesson and special theme puzzles for their classrooms. The techniques turn dull rote vocabulary lessons into fun exercises which enhance the learning process.

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