Games in the Classroom

 

Using games in your lessons is a great way to liven up the class and get students excited and interested in using English in the classroom. Not only do they provide a welcome break from the usual activities, they also help to create a relaxed environment where even the most reluctant student can be persuaded to take part. There are many games that can be used in the TEFL classroom, from simple games that only require a pen and a whiteboard to more elaborate board games. There are some games that have been specifically designed to be used in English language classes, while other, everyday games that we usually play for fun can also be adapted to be used with your students. You can even create your own games!


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In this unit I learned that writing skills might be difficult for some students. This could be because their native language does not have an alphabet similar to the English language, and that might cause that writing skills such as spelling might be very difficult for them. However, spelling should not be ignored because bad spelling is connected with poor education.Can't say grammar is my favourite part of teaching, but beyond any doubt it's extrimly important. This unit helped me to renew my knowledge. To be honest I had some problems with prepositions and conductions, but now it's gone. This unit very clearly describes difference between transitive and intransitive verbs, I'll use it to explain this part to my future students.