ESL Teaching Resources

Adults: ESL Classroom Activites for Teens and Adults is a big book of ideas to liven up your English teaching and motivate your students. All the ESL activities are tried and tested with great results from teachers around the world. Described as a "gold mine" and a "favourite ESL resource" with fantastic reviews on Amazon.

Included:

  • Teaching tips for teen and adult classes
  • Book of 175 games and activities with variants for different group sizes and situations
  • Appendix of ready-made printable extras to save on preparation time on 18 games

You can get this book in Kindle and paperback from Amazon and as an instant PDF download from the link below. For full details on how the games and activities work check out this link and get free samples there too: www.teachingenglishgames.com/esl-for-adults

Fun, effective games to capture the attention of young children.  A method that works, even for complete beginners.

Included:

  • Teaching tips for preschool, giving fun, effective lessons and pitfalls to avoid
  • Over 100 games with variants for different group sizes and situations
  • Bonus teaching toddlers report, packed with know-how from 250 toddler teachers. These ideas are also relevant for 3-5 year old children.

For tips on teaching preschoolers, for free samples and to order please visit this page: https://www.teachingenglishgames.com/esl-games-for-kids

176 English Language Games for Children is a great book of games and classroom activities for children learning English. The ESL games and activities are suitable for all class sizes from small groups to classes of fifty children.

Included:

  • Teaching tips, classroom management tips and more
  • 176 games for the classroom with variants for different group sizes
  • 16 elementary lesson plans made exclusively of games to get you started easily

You can get this book in instant download from this site and also in Kindle and paperback from Amazon.  For full details on how the games and activities work check out this link and get free samples there too: www.teachingenglishgames.com/esl-classroom-games

Teach Your Child English. Fun effective ESL games and activities for teaching 1:1.  One on one teaching is a lot easier if you have language games to drill new vocabulary and grammar and revise topics already covered. It's a LOT more fun teaching English with games and this book will show you how since it includes three demonstration video lessons.  

Included:

  • Teaching tips and pitfalls to avoid when teaching 1 to 1 or siblings
  • Dedicated 1 to 1 games book for children aged 4 to 12
  • Three demonstration videos to learn from and copy for a quick-start to teaching with games

Get free samples and watch the demo here: www.teachingenglishgames.com/how-to-teach-a-child-to-speak-english

You may get this book as instant download or paperback from Amazon.

30 x ESL Plays for children learning English. A great little book of 30 play scripts to teach English through drama and plays. Really fun and motivating for the kids, these short easy plays get them speaking and gaining confidence in their ability to learn. Everyone joins in and there is scope to give more advanced pupils bigger roles and tailor the plays to your group. Above all the plays are conceived for ESL, that is to say they are short, simple and repetitive so learning them is fun and easy, not a total drag !

Included:

  • Tips on teaching drama and why it's so effective for learning English
  • 30 play scripts for small groups of beginners
  • Notes for each script to adapt it to teaching 1 to 1
  • Examples of alternative scripts for higher levels

Get a free one on this page to try out: www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslplays.htm

Get the book as instant download or as Kindle or paperback from Amazon.

ESL stories for Preschool 1 to 10 in PDF download are part of a complete curriculum for teaching English to young beginners.  These stories were conceived for ages 3 to 5 (kindergarten or preschool) but in fact turned out to be a great success with young primary kids too.  All the work is done for you, simply follow the lesson plans, dip into the games book and use the flashcards, bingo, colouring sheets and story pictures to have your pupils begging you for more and learning English at the same time !  (I know it sounds like an exaggeration but it is true!)

Included:

  • 10 stories with a total of 94 colour illustrations in A4 size
  • 10 basic story texts covering vocabulary themes for total beginners
  • 10 more story texts with denser language for preschool children with a couple of years of English already
  • 10 lesson plans with games to pre-teach story vocabulary and grammar
  • Ideas to use during story-telling for each story
  • Activites for after story-telling to consolidate for each story
  • 58 Vocabulary flashcards in 3 sizes (A4, A5 and small size)
  • Black and white pictures for colouring
  • 10 bingo sets

Receive a free sample story and get full details here: http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/esl-short-stories

Associated Resources:

  • Preschool games book
  • Teaching English Songs 1 CD or mp3 - 16 songs, songs activity book and 16 character masks to cut out, decorate and wear in role-plays
  • Teaching English Songs 1 Movies - 16 songs to watch on screen with written lyrics and basic animation
  • PowerPoints and movies for stories 1-10 and 
  • ESL Workbook for Children (book 1).

ESL Stories for Preschool 11 to 20 are part of a complete curriculum for teaching English to young ESL learners.  These stories were conceived for ages 3 to 5 (kindergarten or preschool) but in fact turned out to be a great success with young primary kids too.  All the work is done for you, simply follow the lesson plans, dip into the games book and use the flashcards, bingo, colouring sheets and story pictures to have your pupils begging you for more and learning English at the same time !  (I know it sounds like an exaggeration but it's true!)

Included:

  • 10 stories with a total of 100 colour illustrations in A4 size
  • 10 basic story texts covering vocabulary themes for total beginners
  • 10 more story texts with denser language for preschool children with a couple of years of English already
  • 10 lesson plans with games to pre-teach story vocabulary and grammar
  • Ideas to use during story-telling for each story
  • Activites for after story-telling to consolidate for each story
  • 66 Vocabulary flashcards in 3 sizes (A4, A5 and small size)
  • Black and white pictures for colouring
  • 10 bingo sets

Receive a free sample story and get full details here: http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/kindergarten-stories

Associated Resources:

  • Songs 2 CD or mp3 - 15 songs and 17 character masks to cut out, decorate and wear in role-plays
  • PowerPoints and movies for stories 11-20

A really cute series of ten ESL stories with lesson plans, ESL games and activities to teach young children English.  Using this fun and effective method your pupils will all join in and be motivated to learn with you.  Use these stories as part of the complete curriculum or use them ad-hoc to liven up your lessons and enhance your course work.  Hundreds of story pictures and flashcards are included as well as colouring sheets and bingo.  The full course prepares children for the Cambridge ESOL YLE exams.  

Included:

  • 10 stories with a total of 138 colour illustrations in A4 size
  • 10 basic story texts covering vocabulary themes for total beginners
  • 10 more story texts with denser language for preschool children with a couple of years of English already
  • 10 lesson plans with games to pre-teach story vocabulary and grammar
  • Ideas to use during story-telling for each story
  • Activites for after story-telling to consolidate for each story
  • 107 Vocabulary flashcards in 3 sizes (A4, A5 and small size)
  • Black and white pictures for colouring
  • 10 bingo sets

Full information on the stories and language covered is here:  http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslstory.htm

Associated Resources:

  • Songs 3 CD or mp3 - 15 songs and 16 character masks to cut out, decorate and wear in role-plays
  • PowerPoints and movies for Special Days 

Fun stories for children learning English. Your preparation is done, just follow the lesson plans for fun and successful classes.

  • Preparation for ESOL young learner exams: European A1 level (CEFR) or 0/0+ for ILR, or NL, NM for ACTFL
  • Ideal target: beginners aged 6 to 10
  • 5 stories
  • 84 story illustrations in A4 size
  • 5 Lesson plan with games
  • 73 colour flashcards in A4 and small size
  • 73 flashcards in black and white
  • 34 worksheets
  •  8 board games
  • 5 crafts

Story Themes:

  • About Me,
  • Descriptions,
  • Places,
  • School and
  • Sports.

Fun stories for children learning English. Your preparation is done, just follow the lesson plans for fun and successful classes.

  • Preparation for ESOL young learner exams: European A1 level (CEFR) or 0/0+ for ILR, or NL, NM for ACTFL
  • Ideal target: beginners aged 6 to 10
  • 5 stories
  • 149 colour story illustrations in A4 size
  • 5 Lesson plan with games
  • 78 colour flashcards in A4 and small size
  • 78 flashcards in black and white
  • 41 worksheets
  • 12 board games
  • 5 crafts

Story Themes:

  • What's the weather like?
  • Body parts,
  • Daily routine,
  • House and furniture and
  • Fruit and vegetables.

Teaching English Songs are loved by children of all ages and go hand in hand with the first ten stories in the ESL Preschool Stories series in preparation for the Cambridge ESOL YLE exams and similar.  You get masks of the story characters too, to wear, colour and act out the stories and songs.  

Included:

  • 16 songs on CD or mp3 download
  • 16 masks in black and white of characters in the songs (and stories)
  • The same 16 masks in black and white to colour and decorate
  • Songs activity book with games
  • Karaoke backing tracks of the songs

Listen to samples of the 16 songs here:  http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslsongs.htm

Associated resource:

Songs movies - the same songs for onscreen use with the words and basic animation

Song videos showing the words and pictures to the music with basic animation.   These are a great asset for the classroom.

They are also fantastic to use at home with your child.  My nieces play them over and over and are learning more English from them than they are at school.  http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/eslsongs.htm

Included:

16 songs (the same songs as Teaching English Songs 1) for onscreen use, with basic animation and the words showing as the song plays.

Songs 2 go with stories 11 to 20.  Teaching English Songs are loved by children of all ages and go hand in hand with the stories in the ESL Preschool Stories series in preparation for the Cambridge ESOL YLE exams and similar.  You get masks of the story characters too, to wear, colour and act out the stories and songs.  

Included:

  • 15 songs on CD or mp3 download
  • 17 masks in black and white of characters in the songs (and stories)
  • The same 17 masks in black and white to colour and decorate
  • Karaoke backing tracks of the songs

Listen to samples of the 15 songs here:  http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/ESLSongs2

Songs 3: These ESL songs go with stories for special days.  The musical styles are varied and fun.  Children love these songs.

Included:

  • 15 songs on CD or mp3 download
  • 16 masks in black and white of characters in the songs (and stories)
  • The same 16 masks in black and white to colour and decorate
  • Karaoke backing tracks of the songs

Listen to them on this page: http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/ESL-Songs3

For classrooms with whiteboards or facilities for showing videos these fun slide shows are a different way to share the story with your pupils. Full of animations and speech bubbles use these in class instead of printing out the story illustrations. Every story has a silent PowerPoint where you and the children do the voices and a movie version with audio by native speakers.

The PowerPoints and movies exist for:

  • Stories 1-10
  • Stories 11-20
  • Stories for special days
  • Story set "About Me" (About Me, Descriptions, Places, School and Sports)
  • Story set "Every Day" (Weather, Body Parts, Daily Routine, House and Furniture and Fruit and Vegetables)

http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/learn-english-with-movies

A workbook for children aged 4 to 6 to revise vocabulary in Stories 1-10.  All in colour.  Worksheets include:

  • Listening to the teacher activities
  • Colouring and drawing
  • Tracing over letters and filling in blanks
  • Labyrinths and join the dots
  • Counting

To view screen shots and find out more click here.

Available in paperback on Amazon.  To order multiple copies for your pupils at a discount try Create Space.  Or order the download version here.

If you prefer a paperback or Kindle book to a PDF download then please visit this page to see the list of books available in those formats: https://www.teachingenglishgames.com/efl-resources

ESL games and activities for teens and adults

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ESL games for preschool children aged 3 to 6

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ESL games for children at primary school

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ESL games for teaching just one child

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Fun plays and skits for children learning English.

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Stories 1-10 with Lesson Plans (Set 1)

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Stories 11-20 with Lesson Plans (Set 2)

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Stories for Special Days with Lesson Plans (Set 3)

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"About me" Stories Teaching Kit Ages 6-10

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"Every day" Stories Teaching Kit Ages 6-10

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Teaching English Songs 1

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Teaching English Songs 1 Movies

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Story Movies with Audio by Native Speakers

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ESL Worksheets for Children for Stories 1-10

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Paperbacks and Kindle books

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