Interactive PowerPoint Games for ESL Students

 

Do you ever have trouble getting your students to speak in class?

Maybe you’re learning about giving directions, or using modal verbs, or simple phonics, and it’s a struggle to get your students to speak or remember what they’ve learned?

Well look no further! I was browsing the Internet for fun games and activities to use with my students to encourage more speaking and participation during class, and I found a good ESL discussion board site that had many PowerPoint games designed for kids. Waygook.org is an ESL discussion board site based in Korea and offers many tips and other kinds of information for teachers in Korea (but also serves as a bases for ESL teachers all over Asia).

The game templates have different themes such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Doraemon, and more. They are full of fun images and some even have music and animation from the game/series to keep your students engaged.  The templates are blank with instructions on the first slide about how to add questions, or change images, etc. I’ve tried them out with a couple of my classes, and the kids love them!

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40 Best Sites for ESL Study Materials, Textbooks, and Software

As an English as Second Language (ESL) student or teacher, you probably need all the help you can get in learning and in teaching this language. Online materials are readily available, including study guides, textbooks, and software. ESL software usually is not free, but we’ve included some reasonably-priced tools in this list, as well as several resources for free textbooks. As an addition, we also included several ESL forums for students and teachers, where you can ask for help or look for ESL teaching jobs. Continue reading