Welcome to ESL Speaking! It’s the ultimate site for TEFL/EFL/ESL/English teachers who are looking for some fun, interactive, engaging and student-centred ESL speaking games and activities, along with a whole array of other great resources, including textbook recommendations. If you’re looking for ESOL speaking activities and games, look no further than ESL Speaking!
This website is for teachers, by teachers and is run by Jackie Bolen, author of more than 50 books for ESL teachers on Amazon. Here’s just a glimpse of what you can find.
ESL Speaking Games and Activities for Adults
If you’re looking for some of the best TEFL speaking activities or games for teenagers, university students, or adults, then you’ll want to have a look here:
You’re sure to find exactly what you need for your speaking or conversation class, whether it’s a grammar-focused class, a holiday-themed lesson, or more. Have a look around and if you don’t find exactly what you need, get in touch and I’ll put an article together for you.
If you’re an English teacher, then you already know that the key to better classes is a wide variety of interesting activities. This helps keep students engaged in English class and makes learning far more memorable. My goal is to give you a huge variety of ESOL speaking ideas that you can use in your class today!
Some of the most popular articles for English speaking activity and game ideas include the following:
ESOL Speaking Games and Activities for Children
If you teach English to kids, then you’ll definitely want a variety of engaging games and activities. But, it’s sometimes difficult to keep coming up with fresh things to bring to class. That’s where ESL Speaking comes in.
We have enough games and activities to get you through an entire course in style. Check this out to see all of the best ideas for ESL speaking practice:
Have a look around and you’ll definitely be able to find what you need for that next TEFL class. My goal is to make teaching easy by having a variety of top-quality English practice games and activities at your fingertips.
Here are some of the most popular articles for teaching children. You can find English conversation games, activities for very young learners, and ideas for teaching children how to speak English in a fun way.
ESL Speaking Textbook Recommendations
A great class often starts with a great ESL book. That’s why you’ll certainly want to check out these articles. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years and have seen ALL the textbooks. Check out my top recommendations here:
Grammar and Parts of Speech-Focused Activities
Do you know that lesson on prepositions or the past tense that you’ve taught for the 20th time? Maybe you’ve noticed that the ESL textbooks have all the same, old activities. Why not spice things up and add some variety into your speaking or English conversation classes? Here are some of the most popular resources:
Resources for English Teachers
Along with all the ESOL Speaking activities, games and textbook recommendations, you can find even more at ESL Speaking! Under Resources for English Teachers, you can find out about the supplies you need to teach English, book recommendations, online TEFL courses and more.
Check out all you need for teaching English abroad, or in your home country. You’ll find everything you need to do it in style:
Some of the most popular articles included under TEFL teacher resources include the following options:
Books by Jackie Bolen
Let me introduce myself. I’m Jackie Bolen and I’ve been teaching English for the past 15 years. I taught in South Korea for 10 years to every age and level of students. I’ve been in Vancouver, Canada for the past few years, teaching at private English academies and working on books and activity ideas for teachers.
My real passion is ESL speaking activities and games. I love to use a variety of interesting things in my classes to make learning English fun and engaging for my students. Here are some ESL speaking-focused books that you might be interested in:
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Jackie Bolen on the Let’s Talk TEFL Podcast
If you’re a fan of podcasts, then you’ll definitely want to check out Jackie on the Let’s Talk TEFL podcast, along with Jennifer Booker Smith. Have a look right here:
Get in Touch With Jackie Bolen at ESL Speaking
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