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.

This course was very helpful and insightful in giving me the skills and knowledge required to teach English to non-native English speakers. This particular unit gave me information on how to start off my first day as well as how to deal with different student levels in the classroom. I look forward to teaching English overseas to non-native English speakers.In this unit i learned the importance of pronunciation. When teaching my students the English language i will make sure to express the importance of how to speak and use the proper phonology patterns to indicate what they are trying to communicate. The techniques this unit gives on how to properly teach pronunciation will be very useful for me in the future.

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