If you want to use games in the ESOL classroom, you need to be careful how you choose and introduce them. Many paying students rightly feel that games are not an appropriate use of in class time unless they have a real language value.
All of the games below practice specific language points or areas.
The files below contain variations on Bingo which you can use to provide practice with simple vocabulary items (numbers, food, clothes and other objects).
The file below has a game for recycling and practicing the names of jobs (doctor, cook etc.). It can be used at any level from Elementary upward.
Sounds Maze (th)
The file below contains a game for practicing the two different pronunciations of "th" in English words. It can be used at any level.
House Contents Board Game
This game practices the names of furniture and other items found in the rooms of a house. It is most suitable for Beginners to Pre-intermediate levels.